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Collected Publications Related to the Use of Elevators During Fires.


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Bukowski, R. W.; Burgess, S. R.; Reneke, P. A.

NIST SP 983; May 2002.

Collected Publications Related to the Use of Elevators During Fires. NIST SP 983. May 2002, Bukowski, R. W.; Burgess, S. R.; Reneke, P. A., Editor(s)(s), 2002.

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Keywords:

elevators (lifts); fire safety; egress; high rise buildings; stairways; occupants; fire departments

Abstract:

TO VIEW NIST SP 983 GO TO WEBSITE: http://wtc.nist.gov/pubs/elevators In the wake of the September 11 attacks in the US provisions for emergency egress from tall buildings are being re-examined, worldwide. Possibilities being discussed include the utilization of protected elevators with stairways for both occupant egress and fire service access. These have been discussed over the years and have been the subject of research by a number of parties, including a cooperative program between NIST, the National Research Council of Canada, and the US elevator industry. Because of the renewed interest and in support of ongoing standards activities in ISO NIST decided to collect relevant literature and to make this available on its web site. Permission of all copyright holders was obtained for any protected documents. The documents are indexed two ways. First, a title index for all of the articles. To see this index, click on the Title Index link in the Tool Bar at the top of the page. The second index is by author. To see a list of authors, click on the Author Index link in the Tool Bar at the top of the page. Next, to see a listing of papers for a particular author click on the author's name. The documents are in pdf, requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader to access the files. To install Adobe Acrobat Reader, go to the Software link in the Tool Bar at the top of the page.

Selected Papers

Analysis of the Influence of Piston Effect on Elevator Smoke Control.
Klote, J. H. Computer Program for Analysis of Pressurized Stairwells and Pressurized Elevator Shafts.
Klote, J. H. Computer Program for Analysis of Smoke Control Systems. Final Report.
Klote, J. H. Elevator Design for the 21st Century: Design Criteria for Elevators When Used as the Primary Means of Evacuation During Fire Emergencies.
Chapman, E. F. Elevator Operation During Fire Emergencies in High Buildings.
Aikman, A. J. M. Elevator Piston Effect and the Smoke Problem.
Klote, J. H.; Tamura, G. Elevators as a Means of Fire Escape.
Klote, J. H. Fire Evacuation by Elevators.
Klote, J. H.; Deal, S.; Donoghue, E. A.; Levin, B. M.; Groner, N. E. Fire Protection Challenges of the Americans Disabilities
Klote, J. H.; Fowell, A. J. Human Factors Considerations for the Potential Use of Elevators for Fire Evacuation of FAA Air Traffic Control Towers.
Levin, B. M.; Groner, N. E. Human Factors Considerations in the Potential for Using Elevators in Building Emergency Evacuation Plans.
Groner, N. E.; Levin, B. M. Smoke Control Calculation for Pressurized Elevator Shaft.
Matsushita, T. Smoke Control for Elevators.
Klote, J. H. Smoke Control Systems for Elevator Fire Evacuation.
Klote, J. H.; Tamura, G. T. Some Control and Communication Considerations in Designing an Emergency Elevator Evacuation System.
Levin, B. M.; Groner, N. E. Staging Areas for Persons With Mobility Limitations.
Klote, J. H.; Nelson, H. E.; Deal, S.; Levin, B. M. Workshop on Elevator Use During Fires.
Klote, J. H.; Deal, S.; Levin, B. M.; Groner, N. E.; Donoghue, E. A.