Housing Evacuation of Mixed Abilities Occupants in Highrise Buildings

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20375582
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-706
Physical description92 p.
SubjectHuman behaviour
AbstractA joint research project was undertaken by the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to study evacuation drills in highrise apartment buildings with mixed abilities occupants. A similar project had been carried out in 1993-94 on midrise apartment buildings. This second study collected real data on time and movement during evacuation drills in three highrise buildings. The buildings were located in Montreal, Calgary and Gloucester, Ont. These different locations reflected provincial variations in fire safety procedures. Each fire drill was organized, supervised and carried out with the full participation of local fire departments or local fire protection services.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-IRC-5889
NPARC number20375582
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2017-06-14
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