SR338 Accessible egress: Pilot workshops summary (2015)
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- A. P. Robbins and J. Warren
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The overall project objective is to understand the population of New Zealand and how buildings are used in emergency situations, now and in the future. As multi-use, multistorey buildings become popular, being used by a population with a wider range of capabilities, the need exists to inform building design tools, guidelines, standards and regulations
The Pilot Workshops are the second instalment of the overall project. The Pilot Workshop objectives are to contribute towards:
1. Identifying the full design description of the New Zealand population:
a. In particular, the key design metrics to be used to fully describe an intended building occupancy that includes all expected ranges of mobility and sensory capabilities, and
b. Reasonable ranges for each of these design metrics.
2. Identifying the New Zealand context (if there are New Zealand-specific considerations to include in the assessment).
3. Summarising the current building requirements and best practice internationally, and evaluate how effective and/or practical and appropriate these are for the New Zealand context.