GEZE UK has launched a new CPD seminar titled ‘Designing Effective Heat and Smoke Ventilation’ at the RIBA Roadshow in Portland Place, London.
Offering chartered architects invaluable advice and guidance, which contributes to their continuing professional development, the new training seminar gives architects the confidence and knowledge to specify fire and smoke ventilation systems in residential and commercial properties.
The seminar covers all the relevant standards and regulations including Approved Document B, BS 9999:2008, BS 9991 and BS EN 12101. By outlining the factors affecting the choice of ventilation systems and explaining how ventilation systems for smoke and heat extraction work, the seminar will show how to make the correct calculations and select the best equipment and system for both the location and application.
Operations director Simon Bowden said: “When modern designs and structures experience a fire, toxic fumes are the single most lethal element of a fire. It takes just two or three breaths of toxic smoke to render a person unconsciousness and if the smoke and heat are not dissipated, the smoke temperature increases dramatically and visibility is significantly reduced.
“This seminar is designed to show architects how effective smoke ventilation and great design can go hand in hand to improve life safety. Different window configurations can affect how much smoke is removed, so we’re hoping to provide an insight into how the ideal design can be calculated and which factors need to be considered when specifying. Proper ventilation really can make a difference.”
GEZE is renowned throughout the global market for its smoke and heat ventilation systems, offering a range of actuators from spindle drives and chain drives to retractable arms and electric linear drives to suit each application. In addition GEZE’s RWA accessories and emergency power supply units ensure the most effective solution.
GEZE UK’s online CGI video, which demonstrates how smoke and heat extraction systems can save lives in a burning building, has already proved popular with architects and specifiers. Available to view at www.geze.co.uk, by searching for ‘GEZE RWA film’, the eye-catching two minute video is set in a virtual office block and provides a quick and simple explanation of how venting systems can be used.