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Fire Protection Engineering

Smoke Control Special Inspections

At Rigsbee Engineering, our primary concern is ensuring the safety of your building and its compliance with both local and international regulatory standards. As fire protection engineering specialists, our employees are deputized by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) to perform Smoke Control Special Inspections along with experience in San Diego and Reno. This specialized service verifies the effectiveness and performance of your building's smoke control systems, in accordance with the standards set forth by the Los Angeles Building Code, the California Building Code, the International Building Code (IBC) Section 909, and local amendments.


Service Overview

Our Smoke Control Special Inspection service includes a meticulous inspection of smoke control systems in accordance with the CBC/IBC Section 909. We evaluate the design, operation, and functionality of smoke barriers, smoke management systems, and ventilation equipment to ensure they meet the stringent requirements of the CBC and the Los Angeles Building Code. At Rigsbee Engineering, we adhere to a systematic and stringent process for our smoke control special inspections:


Pre-Inspection Review: Our process begins with a detailed review of the smoke control system plans and compliance documentation, ensuring alignment with both the Los Angeles Building Code and CBC Section 909.


On-Site Inspection: Our experienced team performs an extensive on-site inspection of your smoke control system, verifying its installation, operational integrity, and compliance with design plans.


Testing: We conduct functional performance tests to certify that the smoke control system operates as designed under a variety of fire scenarios, in accordance with CBC Section 909 standards.


Report and Certification: After the inspection, we provide a comprehensive report of our findings. If your smoke control system is compliant with the Los Angeles Building Code and CBC Section 909, we will facilitate communication with the AHJ that the building is ready for its final inspection in order to obtain the Certificate of Occupancy required for the public to start using the facility.


Follow-Up: Should any issues be identified during the inspection, we offer detailed recommendations for remediation. We also provide follow-up inspections to ensure the proper implementation of these corrections.

Compliance with Los Angeles Building Code and CBC Section 909

Every smoke control system requires special inspection in San Diego and by an LADBS-licensed Deputy Inspector of Smoke Control in the City of LA, as per the local and state codes. Moreover, the standards outlined in CBC Section 909 require that smoke control systems effectively manage the movement of smoke, maintaining tenability during evacuation and firefighting activities. Our inspections fulfill these requirements, ensuring your building's safety and regulatory compliance.

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