Elevator Shaft Smoke Curtains

Elevator Shaft Smoke Curtains

Project:
Graduate hotel

Location:
Nashville

Client:
ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems

Product:
Fire Rated Smoke Curtain SD

Application:
Elevator Smoke and Fire Curtains

Brief:
Graduate Nashville is a 12-story, 205-key hotel located in Nashville’s Midtown neighborhood on West End Ave. The hotel includes a welcoming open-plan lobby featuring terrazzo marble floors and high-gloss walls, complemented with vibrant mismatched furniture. The property features a coffee shop, a rooftop bar, and a meeting/event space.

Objective:
Prevent smoke from flowing through the elevator shafts of the hotel in case of a fire in the 12-story hotel.

Challenge:
Where an elevator shaft connects three or more stories, architects are required, by the IBC, to isolate each floor from the elevator shaft with fire and smoke protection. Fire-rated swing doors are commonly specified to protect the lobby, but they were far from ideal in this complex and energetic building.

Solution:
Fire Curtain Technologies provided 26 Smoke Protective Curtains SD listed to meet UL10D and UL1784, with manual egress controllers. To complete a seamless look, finished headboxes, side guides, and bottom bars with polyester powder coating were delivered. The Fire Rated Smoke Curtain SD is ideal for elevator hoistways. It’s an automatic, gravity-deployed barrier with integrated seals that prevent fire and smoke from transferring via elevator shaft.

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Fire resistance: 1–3 hours smoke protective curtain. UL Certified. UL Listed

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