Toward creating a database on delay times to start evacuation and walking speeds for use in evacuation modeling

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Conference2nd International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire: 26 March 2001, Boston, MA., U.S.A.
Pages175183; # of pages: 9
SubjectHuman behaviour
AbstractThis paper is step toward the creation of a database for evacuation delay times and walking speeds for use in building evacuation modeling. It provides an overview of data collected for large buildings with large numbers of occupants at evacuation exercises, and after actual fire incidents. It summarizes data on walking speeds, both those measured during controlled experiments and those actually observed for both able-bodied and mobility-impaired populations during evacuation.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number44758
NPARC number20386302
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