SR318 Accessible emergency egress - literature review and scoping study (2014)
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- A. P. Robbins and N. R. Buckett
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The focus of the research summarised here is investigating accessibility of emergency egress in the context of New Zealand buildings.
The scope of the work is to establish a description of an intended building occupant in relation to designing and assessing a building design for emergency egress. That is not to focus entirely on one type of capability, but to form a basis for estimating the distribution of characteristics for various types of the New Zealand population - in other words, finding a better description of an "average" occupant. In addition, emergency egress from buildings may be required for a variety of events such as fire, bomb threat, post-earthquake, etc. The details associated with each of the type of events that may require emergency egress of building occupants may vary. The primary focus of this literature review is on fire safety, as related to New Zealand regulations, since this is the dominant influence for building emergency egress design.