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Optimum escape routes designs and specification for high-rise buildings

Mohamad Yatim, Yahya (2012) Optimum escape routes designs and specification for high-rise buildings. In: 3rd International Conference in Construction Industry Proceeding 2012, 10-11 April, 2012, Padang, Indonesia.


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In Malaysia, high-rise buildings built for residential purposes are a common phenomenon especiallyin urban areas. This is due to the high demand for residential flats in town areas, which has motivated private and the Semi-Government Companies to build more high-rise residential buildings. This trendwas driven due to the limited land availabilities and the high land value in town area. Due to thenumber of occupants in high-rise residential buildings, an optimum escape routes specification isessential to be analysed to ensure that every ones in the buildings can safely evacuate the buildingduring fire emergency. It is difficult to change human behaviour but the building specifications can bechanged more easily. In this regard, the building element best known as escape route, that is escapestairs, corridors and fire doors, should be designed and constructed to serve the occupants the bestthey can by not allowing any further delay in the evacuation process. The design and construction of escape routes needs to consider not only the evacuation time but also the construction time,economics, construction method and space utilization factors

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:high rise buildings
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:36485
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:16 Feb 2014 02:03
Last Modified:11 Oct 2017 07:32

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