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Emergency Egress from Buildings - Part I: Egress Strategies

Lawrence R. Eichner, PE

In the aftermath of 9/11, sustained attention is being given to improving occupant safety and emergency egress from tall buildings. Very tall buildings are currently under construction worldwide, and this has created an allied need for a fundamental re-thinking of egress strategies. All design professionals should have a broad understanding of current and new design approaches to emergency egress in this challenging built environment. This online course is the first in a two-part series* on the topic of emergency egress from buildings; it presents an overview of both traditional and new egress strategies. The course materials are based entirely on “Emergency Egress Strategies for Buildings”, by Richard W. Bukowski, NIST Building and Fire Publications.

* Part II: Re-thinking Egress Systems, Course M465 is offered separately.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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