The Science of human behaviour: past research endeavours, current developments and fashioning a research agenda

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ConferenceProceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, IAFSS: 01 July 1999, Poitiers, France
Pages95114; # of pages: 20
Subjecthuman behaviour, response, decision making; Human behaviour
AbstractThe development of human behaviour in fire into an area of scholarly study of vital importance has been extremely rapid. The advent of performance based fire safety regulations and codes together with the needs for robust computer evacuation simulation models gives further impetus and sense of purpose for future endeavours. Hard fire science alone cannot solve the ?fire problem?. With increasing international emphasis on community fire safety policy initiatives knowledge of occupant behavioural characteristics associated with fire is essential. To develop the human behaviour knowledge base a coherent collaborative strategic research programme which delivers value for money is essential. In this paper some thoughts on the way forward are presented for discussion.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number44520
NPARC number20386286
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