Keith A. Heckler, MEng, P.E., FPE

Heckler has been a fire marshal and consultant for nearly 20 years. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland.

Both authors are certified fire protection engineers.

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Designing For Life Safety: Beyond Sprinklers, Fans, And Dampers

November 1, 2007
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.
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