The author, from a firm
specializing in third-party and commissioning services, reviews the three most
common methods of smoke control before going on to offer some useful tips for
the design and construction process. The goal is keeping it simple in design
while avoiding late-stage complexities and delays when everyone’s attention is
turning to occupancy. By Matthew Bishop, E.I., LEED® AP
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.