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Advanced Smoke Group Ltd


46 Kenilworth Drive,

Contact: Thomas Bowens
Tel: LE2 5LG

Very broad range of possible interest including Consulting engineers, fire engineers, architects, developers, building control officers and fire service.

Academic competence: Engineering technician and above.

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Richard Brooks has been involved in the smoke control industry for almost 40 years. He was a founder member of the Smoke Ventilation Association as it was then known, now the Smoke Control Association, serving as chairman between 2004-2006.

He was chairman of the BS7346: Part 7: 2013, (Code of practice on functional recommendations and calculation methods for smoke and heat control systems for covered car park) drafting group and chairman of the Smoke Control Association group drafting the design guide to Design of Smoke Ventilation Systems for Loading Bays & Coach Parks.

He has written numerous papers and conducted many seminars on the subject of smoke control, many of these being on car park ventilation.

Thomas Bowens is an experienced Design Engineer with a demonstrated 4-year history of working in the construction industry, specifically within smoke ventilation. Proven experience of working simultaneously on multiple high value/prestige projects in excess of £900k in any one instance with a combined project value in excess of £2.0m +.

Strong skills in developing smoke ventilation designs and costings to meet employer & regulatory requirements looking at both engineered and code compliant solutions. This includes working with large developers and consultants at early stages to optimise designs and provide accurate projected costs for the project. Projects include high rise buildings, residential, commercial & covered car parks.

Summary of Type of Courses and Area of Specialisms Offered:

The course covers why efficient car park ventilation is necessary, the regulations and standards that relate to car park ventilation. this includes a discussion on some of the shortcomings of regulations and areas that may benefit from review.

The options available to the design engineer in selecting an appropriate system design are explained. The design criteria for the three key options are explained, i.e. natural ventilation, mechanical ventilation and "engineered ventilation solutions", including designing for smoke control.

Explains how jet fan ventilation systems function in car parks and the key installation pitfalls relating to installation. 

Target Audience:

Architects, Building Services Engineers, Consulting Engineers, Developers, Fire System Owners

Duration of Courses:

1 Hour

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