Journal article

People Choice Modelling for Evacuation of Tall Buildings

Mitko Aleksandrov, Abbas Rajabifard, Mohsen Kalantari, Ruggiero Lovreglio, Vicente A Gonzalez

Fire Technology | SPRINGER | Published : 2018

Abstract

Modelling people behaviour during emergencies has become an essential issue in attempting to increase safety aspects in buildings. This paper evaluates people’s choice behaviour for evacuation of tall buildings. A Stated Preference (SP) questionnaire was designed to understand underlying factors behind people behaviour and predict the likelihood of selecting evacuation lifts as opposed to stairs. Various scenarios including six different navigational cases, three levels for the density of people on stairs, three different number of people in the lift lobby and three vertical positions for refuge floors were administrated to 566 participants. A mixed logit model approach was then used to inve..

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