As of year 2000, what do we know about occupant behaviour in fire?

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ConferenceUnited Engineering Foundation Conference, The Technical Basis for Performance Based Fire Regulations: 07 January 2001, San Diego, CA., U.S.A.
Pages127129; # of pages: 3
Subjecthuman behaviour, evacuation; Human behaviour
AbstractThis paper attempts to present the state of knowledge in the field of human behaviour in fire as of the end of the millennium. The rapid growth of the field since the 80s has produced a considerable amount of data. It is argued that there are three dimensions that interplay to explain people's response during fires: occupant characteristics, building characteristics and fire characteristics. Although a lot of data is still needed on human behaviour in fire, there is already a large pool of information available. It is proposed that researchers in the field should develop theories to organise the body of empirical data obtained and to guide future research.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number44479
NPARC number20378604
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