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: Conference.

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Abstract

In Malaysia, high-rise buildings built for residential purposes are a common phenomenon especially in urban areas. This is due to 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 trend was driven due to the limited land availabilities and the high land value in town area. Due to the number of occupants in high-rise residential buildings, an optimum escape routes specification is essential to be analysed to ensure that every ones in the building specifications can be changed more easily. In this regard, the building element best known as escape route, that is escape stairs, corridors and fire doors, should be designed and constructed to serve the occupants the best they 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. In this paper will be discussed analysis of optimum escape routes provided in some high-rise building in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Some important points in design, construction, layout and orientation will be discussed as well. Malaysia Building Regulation will be used as an evaluation tools. Computer simulation SIMULEX is used to evaluate the evacuation process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fire safety, Escape Route, Fire Risk Assessment, Evacuation
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:45
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:46
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/103

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