Smoke Barrier/Fire Partition/Fire Barrier Details

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    Mitsha De La Mora

    The construction details that provide the fire resistance characteristics should be similar. Still, other features distinguish them, check the IBC Chapter 7 Fire and Smoke Protection (https://up.codes/viewer/texas/ibc-2015/chapter/7/fire-and-smoke-protection-features#7) you can check the link.

    • Fire Wall: (706.5 Continuity Horizontal) From exterior wall to exterior wall ... (706.6 Continuity Vertical) from foundation to 30" above the roof(s). (706.11) Ducts and air transfers shall NOT penetrate
    • Fire Barrier:  (707.5 Continuity)  shall extend from the top of the foundation or floor/ceiling assembly below to the underside of the floor or roof sheathing, slab or deck.... continuous through concealed space. (707.7.1) Penetrations only for exit access...(in compliance with section 717)
    • Fire Partition: (708.4 Continuity)  top of the foundation or floor/ceiling to below the underside of the floor or roof sheathing, slab or deck...(708.6) Openings Section 716 - Opening Protectives (in compliance with section 717)
    • Smoke Barrier (709.3) a 1hr fire-resistance rating is required (709.4 Continuity)  shall extend from the top of the foundation or floor/ceiling assembly below to the underside of the floor or roof sheathing, slab or deck...710.5 Openings permitted with:...
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    Gang Chen (Edited )

    There are smoke barriers that look like this too (You can see them at Costco or other similar large spaces):

    https://www.indu-light.com/en/products/accessories/smoke-barriers

    Gang Chen, Author, Architect, LEED AP BD+C (GreenExamEducation.com)

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