Projects

Eliminate smoke (lift) lobbies using Smoke Guard smoke containment screens

WAIRAKEI ROAD
Christchurch

Problem:

A building is typically designed to maximise lettable/salable floor space. This often conflicts with egress requirements in the Building Code.  In this case this means the required lift (smoke) lobby does not fit.  Smoke Guard, invented and designed by an Architect, is the ideal solution

 

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100 CREEK STREET

Brisbane, QLD

Problem:

Traditional smoke lobby with glazed doors impractical due to space constrains and architectural goals

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ANZ HEADQUATERS

MELBOURNE, VIC

Problem:

The building included a 2000m2 atrium with a smoke exhaust system that required assistance with keeping smoke off each floor level

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IAG PARRAMATTA

SYDNEY, NSW

Problem:

The building design included 8 stories of interconnecting stairs.

Airport

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DUNEDIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

NEW ZEALAND

Problem:

The airport contained open stairs that were adjacent to a lift shaft.

Education

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AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Problem:

Conflict between required smoke walls and a desired large open plan space that allows a continual flow of occupants

Factory & Warehouse

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WOOLWORTHS, CHESTER HILL

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Problem:

Supply a reliable and leak proof smoke and heat vent complete with motor actuators.

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MOOREBANK

SYDNEY, NSW

Problem:

A major upgrade of the Moorebank Centenary Avenue Woolworths was required by Goodmans International for a handover to the new tenant IKEA. The warehouse was larger than 36 000 square meters and reached beyond 16 metres in height. The building had to meet the current BCA requirements and also ensure that the building was suitable for ESFR.

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THE RED RATTLER

MARRICKVILLE, SYDNEY

Problem:

The conversion of a local hall into a modern theatre with a mezzanine floor and bar for a local theatre troupe to provide cutting edge theatrical performances. Due to planning requirements, audience safety needed to be addressed to ensure adequate evacuation times in the event of a fire. Smoke exhaust was a major consideration.

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APM

MARYVILLE, VICTORIA

Problem:

Fire separation was required in a warehouse that was located in an area of high traffic movement.

Retail

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Queen Street Market

Auckland

Problem:

Multiple connecting floors in a retail center exceeding maximum allowable floor area for a fire compartment. Solved using Fyrehalt fire curtains…

 

Stripecoil smoke curtains

COUNTDOWN

Auckland

Problem:

Traditional smoke curtains or smoke doors can cause egress issues in buildings simply due to the geometry of the available space.  Stripecoil smoke curtains eliminate these issues allowing the rapid egress of occupants directly through the barrier whilst maintaining an effective smoke baffle.  Here is one example…

Smokehalt smoke curtains by Smoke Control

BALLANTYNES

Christchurch

Problem:

Open spaces are ideal for retail spaces but conflict with Building Code requirements to maintain effective fire compartments and minimise smoke spread.   Fyrehalt fire curtains provide the ideal solution to both problems.  Fyrehalt fire curtains have been used extensively throughout New Zealand, here is another example

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WATERGARDENS

MELBOURNE

Problem:

The required smoke reservoir locations and signs do not fit in with the building shape configurations

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Prestige Car Dealership

ALEXANDRIA, NSW

Problem:

Fire separation was required in both a large prestige car dealership and in the basement car park.

Residential

Eliminate smoke (lift) lobbies using Smoke Guard smoke containment screens

WAIRAKEI ROAD

Christchurch

Problem:

A building is typically designed to maximise lettable/salable floor space. This often conflicts with egress requirements in the Building Code.  In this case this means the required lift (smoke) lobby does not fit.  Smoke Guard, invented and designed by an Architect, is the ideal solution

 

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KENSINGTON APARTMENTS

MELBOURNE

Problem:

Smoke relief to lobby areas on old levels on stages 3, 5 and 6.

Government

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SHOALHAVEN CULTURAL CENTRE

NOWRA, NSW

Problem:

Proscenium curtain in a theatre

Hospital & Nursing Home

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HAMMONDSVILLE NURSING HOME

SYDNEY, NSW

Problem:

No smoke separation in ceiling cavity in existing building.

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GERTRUDE STREET

GOSFORD, NSW

Problem:

Many of the windows designed for this public housing project were within 3 metres of the boundaries between houses or fire compartments and were required to provide protection from fire for the area they served or the adjacent space

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ROBINA HOSPITAL

GOLD COAST, QLD

Problem:

Hospitals require robust fire compartmentation which conflicts with way finding requirements and the desire for wide open spaces

Hotel

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HILTON BUILDING

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Problem:

An existing building upgrade required the atrium and interconnecting stairs to extend through 4 levels. Therefore, fire separation between floors was non-compliant with BCA. An alternative solution was required.

Restaurant, Pub & Club

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FAIRVIEW GREEN SHOPPING CENTRE

FAIRVIEW PARK, SA

Problem:

New shopping centre with limited roof space for natural light, natural ventilation and smoke exhaust.

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DANNY DOOLAN ’ S PUB

AUCKLAND, NZ

Problem:

Egress path (escape route) from the downstairs night club impeded the existing non-fire resistant window in the ground floor facade.

Entertainment

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JUPITERS CASINO

GOLD COAST, QLD

Problem:

New internal atrium requiring excessive smoke exhaust volume.

Bushfire Prone Area

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