September Meeting 2022


September Meeting

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Location: Elks Lodge
Emerald Room
1751 S Lyon Street
Santa Ana, California

Program: PerlaTower DTLA a Case Study on Smoke Rational 1.5 LU | HSW of AIA Credit
Speakers: Sal Perez, CSI

Join us at this OCCCSI meeting for an AIA accredited presentation on how UL 10D Fire Protective Smoke Curtain Assemblies and ANSIA156.32 Standards Integrated Door Opening Assemblies helped Perla Tower achieved code compliancy.

Our presenter, Sal Perez, is the Director of Design & Development for Door Systems. He finds joy in complicated fire life safety challenges related to smoke containment with a passion to bring together theAEC community.Sal's focus is to keep building occupants and responding EMS personnel safe from the toxic fumes created during a fire event.

Perla on Broadway Features: • Architect - CallisonRTKL • Interior Designer - (HBA) Hirsch Bedner Associates • General Contractor - Swinerton Builders • Developer - SCG America • Fire & Life Safety -YoungHusband Consulting

PerlaTower is a 35 story high-rise luxury residential tower with 450 Condominiums and 444 vehicle stalls. The tower has 4 residential elevators and 1 service elevator. Perla Tower's 4 story atrium features fitness, library, and meeting rooms. The outdoor space has 48,000 square feet

The heart of the tower and considerably the most used common space at PerlaTower is the atrium that spans four stories. The challenge was to create an aesthetically pleasing solution using Smoke Curtains and Integrated Fire Doors.The UL rated over-size smoke curtains were essential to a smoke free environment, allowing the occupants to reach one of the three exit staircases available.

A Smoke Control System's primary function is to help the property’s occupants have a reliable escape route without the overwhelming effects related to smoke inhalation.By restricting and eliminating the flow of smoke while the fire burns,the system adds valuable time for people to evacuate.

5:45 - 6:45 PM Social/No Host Bar
6:45 - 7:30 PM Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 PM Program

Elks Lodge
Emerald Room
1751 S Lyon Street
Santa Ana, California

Plenty of free parking

Dinner Cost:
$35.00 cash/check discount for OCCCSI members and nonmembers with reservations.
$40.00 on the website
$40.00 at the door without reservation.

Product representatives are invited to display at this meeting.
The cost for a tabletop is $100.00.
Reserve a table when you reserve for the meeting.

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