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11. General Guidance on Emergency Communication Strategies for Buildings, 2nd Edition
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1827
Published: 2/14/2014
Authors: Erica D Kuligowski, Hidemi Omori
Abstract: When a building emergency occurs, it is not always sufficient to simply initiate alarm bells. Individuals may not know what the alarm bell means and as a result may respond inappropriately to its sound. Many buildings have installed mass notificat ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914701

12. A probabilistic approach for the analysis of stair evacuation movement data
Published: 1/1/2014
Authors: Enrico Ronchi, Erica D Kuligowski, Richard D Peacock, Paul A Reneke
Abstract: This paper presents an innovative method to study stair evacuation data based on a probabilistic analysis of occupant travel paths. This type of approach relies on a detailed video analysis of people movement and pattern reconstruction. Conditional ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912889

13. Preliminary Reconnaissance of the May 20, 2013, Newcastle-Moore Tornado in Oklahoma
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1164
Published: 12/3/2013
Authors: Erica D Kuligowski, Long Thanh Phan, Marc L Levitan, David P. Jorgensen
Abstract: This is a report on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reconnaissance to collect information on the performance of one critical facility and two educational facilities in the May 20, 2013, Newcastle-Moore tornado in Oklahoma. ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914721

14. Bounding Defaults in Egress Models
Published: 11/28/2013
Authors: Steve MV Gwynne, Erica D Kuligowski, Michael Spearpoint, Enrico Ronchi
Abstract: The developers of egress models are in a difficult position. It is in their interest to develop models that are quick and easy to employ and at the same time to reduce accidental model misuse. While default values enables out-of-the-box use of mode ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913547

15. Guidance on Fire Emergency Procedures for Emergency Stair Travel Devices
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1824
Published: 11/26/2013
Author: Erica D Kuligowski
Abstract: This document provides specific detailed guidance and recommendations on the use of emergency stair travel devices, or stair descent devices, for evacuation of persons with mobility impairments during fire emergencies in buildings. The people who w ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914685

16. Draft Final Report, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011, Tornado in Joplin, Missouri (NIST NCSTAR 3) ***Draft for Public Comments***
Series: National Construction Safety Team Act Reports (NIST NCSTAR)
Report Number: 3
Published: 11/21/2013
Authors: Erica D Kuligowski, Franklin T Lombardo, Long Thanh Phan, Marc L Levitan, David P. Jorgensen
Abstract: This is the final report of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigation of the May 22, 2011, tornado in Joplin, Missouri, conducted under the National Construction Safety Team Act. This report describes the wind field of t ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914787

17. The Process of Verification and Validation of Building Fire Evacuation Models
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1822
Published: 11/21/2013
Authors: Enrico Ronchi, Erica D Kuligowski, Paul A Reneke, Richard D Peacock, Daniel Nilsson
Abstract: To date, there is no International standard on the methods and tests to assess the verification and validation (V&V) of building fire evacuation models, i.e., model testers adopt inconsistent procedures or tests designed for other model uses. For i ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913642

18. Stair evacuation of older adults and people with mobility impairments
Published: 10/31/2013
Authors: Erica D Kuligowski, Richard D Peacock, Emily Wiess, Bryan Hoskins
Abstract: Engineers analyze occupant movement data for the safety and protection of a population during emergency building evacuations. Quantifiable variables, such as: stairwell geometry, pre-evacuation delay, occupant speed, and population density form e ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912539

19. General Guidance on Emergency Communication Strategies for Buildings
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1779
Published: 2/12/2013
Author: Erica D Kuligowski
Abstract: When a building emergency occurs, it is not always sufficient to simply initiate alarm bells. Individuals may not know what the alarm bell means and as a result may respond inappropriately to its sound. Many buildings have installed mass notif ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912538

20. Analysis of Egress From the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001
Published: 1/31/2013
Authors: Richard D Peacock, Jason D Averill, Erica D Kuligowski
Abstract: This paper provides an analysis of the evacuation of the World Trade Center towers culled from telephone and face-to-face interviews with survivors. A decedent analysis explores where occupants were located when each tower was attacked. Multiple re ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=861415



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