Fire protection. An understandably necessary component of any application that needs to compartmentalize open areas – notably elevator shafts in hotels and other spaces.
This is where a fire protective comes in handy. Our SmokeShield Elevator Smoke Curtain seals a building’s hoistway from smoke infiltration, gaining more time for occupants to evacuate while also helping to limit property loss.
CornellCookson’s SmokeShield Elevator Smoke Curtain is a trailblazer in its own right, but what makes this product so unique?
We’re glad you asked.
The single most important thing when it comes to fire protectives is life safety. How well does the product do what it was designed to do, every time? If you can’t count on your fire protective to do its job each time it’s called into duty, what’s the point?
With SmokeShield Elevator, you get a product that helps to protect people, products, and the structure itself. It compartmentalizes open areas to create a smoke and fire barrier by sealing the curtain within the guide channels. The best part? It reseals after the door cycles, meaning it will be ready the next time a whiff of smoke or hint of fire is detected.
SmokeShield Elevator is a breath of fresh air in the fire products market while still accomplishing its main goal: life safety. This hoistway smoke enclosure compartmentalizes smoke as soon as it’s detected, helping people inside a building get outside safely during a fire. The design of this innovation is not only smart and effective in function, but also has a few intelligent design details.
When we began designing our SmokeShield Elevator protective closure, we did our research. We asked architects what added benefits they’d like with a smoke enclosure product that provided life safety. A recurring answer was “create something we can hide.”
Instead of an unsightly, protruding guide, SmokeShield Elevator can be mounted under the fascia for concealment. We then went one step further, adding benefits such as:
Our SmokeShield Elevator product allows for a few mounting possibilities, including accenting the wall and elevator jamb, blending in if it's mounted exposed, or in its most unobtrusive state: under the fascia. The guides can be concealed easily in wood, masonry, sheetrock, or other fascia materials. SmokeShield Elevator has a versatility not often seen in fire-rated closures, opening the door for a flurry of new design and layout options for architects and designers.
To talk about how our smoke enclosure can serve your elevator hoistway and eliminate the IBC elevator lobby requirement, get in touch!