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Fire Smoke Control: Matching the Method to the Building

Course content
Key areas
Learning outcomes
Who should attend
Course timings
Course fees
Upcoming courses

Key Areas

  • Smoke Control by Ventilation
  • Smoke Control by Pressurisation
  • Smoke Control in Basements
  • Designing for Smoke Control

Course Content

The right smoke control method is determined by variable factors, such as the design objective, floor level, purpose of building and occupants' needs,  examples explored within this course include offices, basements, hospitals, schools and large buildings.

Session 1

Introduction to fire dynamics and smoke control methods

Session 2

Selection of appropriate smoke control methods for different applications, including means of escape, fire fighting and property protection

Session 3

Available design guidance and calculation methods, including CFD

Session 4

Main applications of smoke control, covering car parks, basements, tall buildings, atria and residential buildings

Session 5

Selection, design and commission of equipment, including ducts, dampers, vents, fans and control

Learning Outcome

  • An understanding of the differnet types of Smoke Control options
  • Knowledge of the different types of Fires
  • An understanding of desiging smoke control for a variety of buildings
  • An understanding of desiging smoke control for a variety of occupants

Who Should Attend

Those involved in building design and fire safety strategies such as Architects, Building Technicians, Building Services Engineers, Building Control Officers / Managers,  Fire Officers / Wardens,  Health and Safety / Fire Safety Consultants.


Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)

Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)


Upcoming courses

15 Nov - Fire Smoke Control: Matching the method to the Building - London


In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once is the most cost effective way to develop staff for organisations. All our courses can be delivered at your site (min 6 staff) at discounted rates. These In-House courses are only available in the UK and Europe. For an In-house quote please email; 
Name of course, approximate number of staff and your site address 

To contact the CIBSE Training Team with a query please

Email: or call: +44 (0)20 8772 3637