Smoke Control Measures
A smoke hazard management system (smoke control measures) is provided in a building to allow sufficient evacuation time for the occupants under fire and smoke conditions. Smoke and heat vents play an important part of a smoke control measures system, all being nominated by the building surveyor/building certifier in the essential safety measures determination/ schedule.
Building Code of Australia
Part E2 of the Building Code of Australia Smoke Hazard Management contains the provisions for a smoke control measures system (smoke control measures) and nominates the following Specifications for specific criteria:
- Specification E2.2a Smoke Detection and Alarm Systems
- Specification E2.2b Smoke-and-Heat Vents
- Specification E.2.2c Smoke Exhaust Systems
Smoke control measures systems must be installed in accordance with AS/NZS 1668.1:1998 “The use of ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings – Fire and smoke control in multi compartment buildings”.
The following illustration depicts a smoke control measures system in a building over 25m high with multiple uses.