AIA/CES Registered Provider Program Summary Handout
Provider: Smoke Guard Corporation Provider No.: J313
Program: Design Solutions: Smoke Protection Length: 1 hour Credits: 1 Learning Unit HSW: Yes
Description: The course will provide you a better understanding of how smoke actually travels in multi-story building fires.
To accomplish this, we will illustrate the physic of vertical smoke migration in mid- and high-rise building
fires, and the hazards this presents for building occupants. We’ll then discuss how the building codes have
evolved to address this hazard. Finally, we’ll review the various applications that have been developed in the
market to meet these code requirements and protect building occupants form the hazards of smoke
1) To understand the behavior of the fire and smoke in a mid- or high-rise building.
2) To understand how the building codes address smoke migration in a fire and the effect of smoke migration
on the means of egress via elevator lobbies. atriums and stairs in event of a building fire.
To review the product applications that have been developed to assist in meeting building code requirements
concerning the control of smoke migration via elevator hoistways, atriums, stairs, and in providing means of
egress for building occupants.
How Taught: The CES facilitator determines in advance the specific learning objectives and the experience level of the
audience. Using a PowerPoint presentation, the facilitator discusses the issues of interest and concern to
the participants by showing relevant portions of the program. Feedback will be obtained by asking questions
and posing situations to the group. At the end