An application and installation study guide for architects, engineers, code officials, manufacturers and contractors outlining their respective responsibilities mandated by the model codes. Covers fire dampers, breakaway connections, combination fire and smoke dampers, framing of structural openings, contract plan marking, installation instructions and special applications. Also contains information on active and passive smoke control systems and smoke detectors, plus soft metrics. The appendices on smoke control and smoke detectors have been revised to reflect the current technology and requirements for those applications.
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