Meeting Atrium Code Requirements with Fire Curtains

Meeting Atrium Code Requirements with Fire Curtains

MARS Petcare headquarters

Franklin, Tennessee

ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems

Fire Protective Curtain FA

Atrium Fire / Smoke Barrier

Mars Petcare officially opened its North American headquarters on June 25, 2019. Completely open concept, the facility features floor to ceiling glass office space. The space was envisioned as an inviting, energetic, and pet-friendly workplace focused on flexible environments. The campus has two buildings connected by an indoor bridge to allow for easy movement and collaboration between both buildings. The five-story C building is called the cat building, and the four-story D building is called the dog building.

The objective was to protect two stairways enclosures by installing tree smoke and fire curtains to divide the staircases.

Very short lead time for custom solution system around Christmas’ time

Per IBC §404.6, atriums connecting two or more stories must be separated from adjacent spaces by a 1-hour fire barrier. Fire Curtain Technologies team worked together with the client to deliver the best custom solution for the building. The Fire Protective Curtain FA is UL 10D labeled for 60 minutes of fire-resistance and met with the requirements of the code in this project.

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1–3 hours UL 10D Fire Protective Curtain Complies with NFPA 80, IBC §404.6, 706, 707, 708, 709, 710

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