From the three basic smoke control options, the authors move on to
other factors that life safety system designers should consider.
Circumstances that can influence fire behavior or make one smoke
control system more desirable in a given place are other parts of the
equation. Smoke exhaust calculation is also addressed, as the article
goes well beyond (but doesn’t overlook) sprinklers, fans, and dampers.
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.