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Egress Strategies with Brian Meacham

Speaker: Brian J. Meacham, PhD, PE, Associate Professor of Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Brian Meacham talks about high-rise egress using elevators. He talks about the hurdles engineers and building owners needs to overcome. With the economic growth in the Middle East and Asia, there are more tall buildings. Engineers are adding additional safety features, such as refuge floors.


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Meacham’s areas of expertise include: risk-informed performance-based analysis, design and regulation; multi-hazard risk assessment and mitigation; risk perception and characterization; risk and public policy; human factors and emergency evacuation; and fire detection and alarm systems.