Evacuation Time and Movement in Office Buildings

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20358733
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-711
Physical description51 p.
SubjectHuman behaviour
AbstractThe National Fire Lab of the Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) of the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) is currently continuing development of a computerized risk-cost assessment model, FiRECAM® to be used in evaluating building design. The FiRECAM® model was developed by IRC with support from Public Works and Government Services Canada and National Defence Canada as well as through a partnership with fire research experts at the University of Technology in Australia. While many aspects of FiRECAM® now completed, the Occupant Response and Occupant Evacuation models within FiRECAM® require testing and validation. In order to evaluate these models, the model predictions must be compared to data that is gathered from actual evacuations. Then, based upon a comparison of the FiRECAM® predictions and the actual observed data, adjustments to the Occupant Response and Occupant Evacuation models can be made if necessary.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-6825
NPARC number20358733
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Record identifier41e86ca5-224f-4044-8301-b90bb3642632
Record created2012-07-20
Record modified2017-06-14
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