Photoluminescent stairwell installations facilitate evacuation from office buildings

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TypeArticle
Journal titleConstruction Innovation
Volume13
IssueMarch 1
Pages89; # of pages: 2
SubjectEmergency lighting/wayfinding
AbstractIn 1993 when a bomb exploded in the underground garage of the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York, thousands of occupants had to evacuate in complete darkness, as the generators providing power to the emergency lighting were destroyed. In response to that event, photoluminescent paint was applied in the WTC stairwells to guide occupants out of the building in an emergency.
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Linkhttp://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/ci-ic/article/v13n1-8
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: Des installations de signalisations photoluminescentes dans les cages d'escalier facilitent l'évacuation des immeubles de bureaux
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NRC number19551
NPARC number20327545
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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