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16081 Human Behaviour in Fire

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: School of the Built Environment
Credit points: 6 cp

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Result type: Grade and marks


This subject looks at various issues to do with human behaviour in fire. Topics covered include occupant characteristics, cues, response, egress simulation and design, egress systems, wayfinding, tenability criteria, design methodologies and verification.