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Alao, O O and Jagboro, G O (2017) Assessment of causative factors for project abandonment in Nigerian public tertiary educational institutions. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 35(01), 41–62.

Bendixen, M and Koch, C (2007) Negotiating visualizations in briefing and design. Building Research & Information, 35(01), 42–53.

Bresnen, M (2017) Being careful what we wish for? Challenges and opportunities afforded through engagement with business and management research. Construction Management and Economics, 35(01), 24-34.

Ewenstein, B and Whyte, J K (2007) Visual representations as ‘artefacts of knowing’. Building Research & Information, 35(01), 81–9.

Gerges, M, Mayouf, M, Rumley, P and Moore, D (2017) Human behaviour under fire situations in high-rise residential building. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 35(01), 90–106.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Egypt; Evacuation; Fire safety; High-rise residential building; Human behaviour; Panic;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 2398-4708
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-09-2016-0022
  • Abstract:
    The purpose of this paper is to investigate human behaviour under a situation of fire in high-rise residential buildings and identify the factors that motivate people to evacuate. Design/methodology/approach A literature review was conducted to identify different factors of human behaviour during a situation of fire and identify challenges during the evacuation. Through a mixed research method approach, the paper identifies human background, experience and knowledge with fire safety. The paper discusses the challenges occupants face during evacuation based on previous evacuation experience and what occupants were doing during the fire alarm. Findings The paper has identified the challenges and the factors that affect occupants’ decision during fire emergency in high-rise residential buildings. It is clear from the findings that occupants have limited knowledge and skills on how to deal with fire emergencies. Occupants tend to depend on other evacuation routes. Occupants tend to ignore the fire alarm and usually they investigate if it is true or false. Originality/value The paper provides the knowledge and findings of occupants during fire emergency to fire engineers, facility managers, owners, and other professionals to assist during the design phase, and modify designs based on this findings of this research.

Hallowell, M R, Alexander, D and Gambatese, J A (2017) Energy-based safety risk assessment: Does magnitude and intensity of energy predict injury severity?. Construction Management and Economics, 35(01), 64-77.

Hartmann, T and Fischer, M (2007) Supporting the constructability review with 3D/4D models. Building Research & Information, 35(01), 70–80.

Henderson, K (2007) Achieving legitimacy: visual discourses in engineering design and green building code development. Building Research & Information, 35(01), 6–17.

Heylighen, A, Neuckermans, H, Casaer, M and Dewulf, G P M (2007) Building memories. Building Research & Information, 35(01), 90–100.

Kayan, B A (2017) Green maintenance for heritage buildings: paint repair appraisal. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 35(01), 63–89.

Koskela, L (2017) Why is management research irrelevant?. Construction Management and Economics, 35(01), 4-23.

Luck, R (2007) Using artefacts to mediate understanding in design conversations. Building Research & Information, 35(01), 28–41.

Sacks, R, Seppänen, O, Priven, V and Savosnick, J (2017) Construction flow index: A metric of production flow quality in construction. Construction Management and Economics, 35(01), 45-63.

Spennemann, D H, Pike, M and Watson, M J (2017) Effects of acid pigeon excreta on building conservation. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 35(01), 2–15.

Styre, A (2017) Thinking about materiality: The value of a construction management and engineering view. Construction Management and Economics, 35(01), 35-44.

Traska, G (2007) Designing renovation: the building as planning material. Building Research & Information, 35(01), 54–69.

Unwin, S (2007) Analysing architecture through drawing. Building Research & Information, 35(01), 101–10.

Whyte, J K, Ewenstein, B, Hales, M and Tidd, J (2007) Visual practices and the objects used in design. Building Research & Information, 35(01), 18–27.

Zuhaib, S, Manton, R, Hajdukiewicz, M, Keane, M M and Goggins, J (2017) Attitudes and approaches of Irish retrofit industry professionals towards achieving nearly zero-energy buildings. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 35(01), 16–40.