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Fire barrier vs. smoke barrier?

Question asked by John Corda on Oct 11, 2016

I am looking for an NFPA standard on fire rated construction and where a fire rated wall may be needed vs. a smoke barrier/partition.  I am an HVAC designer and want to put in the appropriate fire or fire/smoke damper where necessary. 

 

Also, if I am going above code requirements, I want to be able to cite which NFPA standard I am exceeding.  Are there particular standard(s) that I should look into first?

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