Achieving Situation Awareness is the Primary Challenge to Optimizing Building Movement Strategies.
Achieving Situation Awareness is the Primary Challenge
to Optimizing Building Movement Strategies.
Groner, N. E.
NIST SP 1032; January 2005.
Workshop on Building Occupant Movement During Fire
Emergencies. Proceedings. Session 3.5. June 10-11,
2004, Gaithersburg, MD, Peacock, R. D.; Kuligowski, E.
D., Editor(s)(s), 55-56 pp, 2005.
occupants; people movement; emergencies; human factors
Understanding how strategies that protect building
occupants can best be selected and effectively deployed
is a critical task for a research agenda that tackles
the problem of when, where and how to move people during
an emergency. Of course, this is not the only obstacle
to effective use of building emergency strategies.
Physical engineering that supports various strategies
(e.g., pressurization of spaces in response to the
interior and exterior locations of hazards) is of
critical importance. Communicating recommended responses
to building occupants is of critical importance.
Nonetheless, perhaps the most challenging obstacle for
building managers and occupants concerns the problem of
initially assessing the situation and selecting the