Serious Fire Safety Risks
Examples of Assembly Occupancies include large meeting rooms, places of worship, passenger terminals, restaurants, auditoriums, sports facilities, nightclubs, halls, theatres, and cinemas. Every day, millions of people wake up, go to work or school, and spend a great deal of time in these environments .Fires present serious risks in these facilities—some of the world’s deadliest fires occurred in assembly occupancies. Consequently, these facilities require systems to detect fires early and need effective plans for quick and safe evacuation of large numbers of people.
We offer a full range of fire and life safety services for assembly occupancies—to learn more, please download our Solutions for Assembly Occupancies infosheet.
If you don’t see a particular service, then please reach out—we might still be able to help you achieve your safety goals. For complete service descriptions, please download our Services Guide.
Engineering Fire Safe Assembly Occupancies
Assembly occupancies present particular challenges—for instance, the sheer volume of people who need to exit a facility places unique demands on safety planning. Complicating matters is the reality that, in a fire event, smoke and heat often impact which exits are available.
PLC’s Fire Safety Engineers have the specialized expertise required to make assembly occupancies as safe as possible, including experience with performance-based evaluations (e.g., timed egress studies and modeling fire and smoke spread) and reviewing assembly facilities to make sure that all details are code compliant.