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Publication Citation: Simple Estimates of Combined StairWell / Elevator Egress in Buildings

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Author(s): Paul A. Reneke; Richard D. Peacock; Bryan L. Hoskins;
Title: Simple Estimates of Combined StairWell / Elevator Egress in Buildings
Published: March 05, 2013
Abstract: This report is part of this effort to develop requirements for the use of elevators in tall building evacuations. It describes a simple tool to estimate combined stairwell / elevator egress time from buildings. It is based on methods developed in the Society for Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Handbook for egress using stairwells and the work of Klote and Alvord on modeling elevator evacuations. A description of the theory and use of the model follows.
Citation: NIST TN - 1722
Keywords: building fires, egress, egress modeling, evacuation
Research Areas: Fire Fighting Technologies
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.TN.1722