The definitive architectural resource on designing for egress,
evacuation, and life safety
Egress systems, in concert with evacuation plans and crowd
management, form the fundamental basis of good life-safety design
for emergency events, yet there are fewcomplete and comprehensive
reference books covering the broad nature of this subject.
This book fills this gap by providing a comprehensive review of
egress design and analysis, covering egress fundamentals and
strategies, performance solutions, human behavior, evacuation
modeling, evacuation planning, and crowd management. The authors,
both recognized experts in the field, present egress concepts that
are both prescriptive and performance-based, accounting for human
behavior in emergency conditions as well as a range of expected
A review of historic and recent tragic life-loss fire events
An overview of prescriptive and performance-based U.S. building
Practical design solutions for a wide range of occupancies
Techniques for coordinating egress systems with other critical
life safety systems
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