Questions? Give Us a Call
(678) 940-6433

SmokeShield® Elevator Alternative to Elevator Lobbies

SmokeShield® Elevator Alternative to Elevator Lobbies

Keep up with the latest from CCR-Mag.com

Fill out the form Below

Home New Products SmokeShield® Elevator Alternative to Elevator Lobbies


Architects and designers have long been limited in their specification of compliant design solutions that meet International Building Code (IBC) elevator lobby requirements. Elevator lobbies stop smoke from reaching elevator shafts which act as a chimney, drawing deadly smoke to upper floors. Considering smoke inhalation causes more deaths than burns in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association, any alternative to a lobby elevator must be compact, high-cycle, reliable and easy to service – all while meeting the strictest of codes.
The need for new solutions in this product category is what led CornellCookson, Inc., a worldwide rolling door and grille manufacturer, to develop its latest innovation – SmokeShield® Elevator. This new smoke control system is grounded in more than 100 years of experience and innovation in fire and smoke protection. It not only eliminates the IBC elevator lobby requirement when possible, but it allows designers to pursue more spacious building designs, or simply create more revenue-generating floor space. Most importantly it stops killer smoke in its tracks, allowing building occupants precious time to evacuate in emergency situations.
“There are very few alternatives to traditional elevator lobbies,” said David Dawdy, fire and life safety product director at CornellCookson. “Architects and designers are often compelled to specify products that comply with code mandates, rather than meet their design vision. So, when a product with a feature set like this comes along, it suddenly gets everybody’s attention and gets the creative juices flowing. It’s a major breakthrough for the A&D community.”
Feature Packed SmokeShield® Elevator is a compact elevator hoistway closure that deploys upon notification by the fire alarm control panel or local smoke detectors. It is easily reopened by pushing the curtain-mounted switch. For annual testing, the system can be set to auto-open. This prevents the need for the facility team to walk the building, resetting each individual unit.
Standard battery backup provides monitored operational power for up to 24 hours, addressing the threat of power loss. This, along with high visibility and intuitive graphics, provides facility managers piece of mind and ensures that occupants stay safe in an emergency.
With no visible fasteners and a snap-together design, guide surfaces can be easily concealed in wood, masonry, sheetrock or other fascia materials offering versatility and a broad range of mounting possibilities. Any exposed guides or bottom bars can be finished to match, complement, or contrast surroundings with custom powder coating or an anodized finish that matches stainless steel.
SmokeShield® Elevator’s patented GuideLock™ technology also ensures that it positively reseals after each cycle – containing the smoke to the impacted floor. This door complies with IBC 2003 – 2018 and the ICC-ES Report AC-77. In addition, it is listed for UL 1784, UL325, and ASTME 864.
About CornellCookson
Cornell and Cookson, both leading brands of CornellCookson, Inc., are leading rolling door and grille manufacturers with facilities in Goodyear, Arizona and Mountain Top, Pennsylvania. With history reaching back to 1828, Cornell and Cookson product solutions can be found in stadiums, distribution facilities, hospitals, hotels and museums, as well as a variety of other facilities where reliability, security and life safety is vital. Cornell and Cookson products are available through a worldwide network of more than 700 professional dealers. For more information, please visit www.cornellcookson.com.

Events

Read more BELOW

 

The 2024 virtual Men’s Round Table will be held Q4, 2024, date TBD.

2024 Virtual Men’s Round Tables

2023 Virtual Men’s Round Table was held on November 7th, 2023 via Zoom.


 

2024 Virtual Women’s Round Table

2023 Women’s Round Table #1 was held on October 20th, 2023 via Zoom

News

Circle K breaks ground with 1st Kentucky NEVI-funded EV charger

Circle K celebrated the groundbreaking of its first NEVI EV charging site in the southeastern US in Richmond, Kentucky. The new fast charging site in Richmond adds to Circle K’s EV charging footprint, which the company expects to reach 200 sites in North America, the

Supplements/Podcast
See Website for Details

This content (including text, artwork, graphics, photography, and video) was provided by the third party(ies) as referenced above. Any rights or other content questions or inquiries should be directed such third-party provider(s).

Receive the CCR 2024 Idustry Report

Get ahead of your Competitors with CCR's FREE Industry Insider's Report 2024!

Always stay two steps ahead of your Competitors. Stay informed with the latest in the Industry. 

This site uses cookies to ensure that you get the best user experience. By choosing “Accept” you acknowledge this and that ccr-mag.com operates under the Fair Use Act. Find out more on the Privacy Policy & Terms of Use Page