Using Elevators for Emergency Occupant Fire-Evacuation in High-Rise Buildings - “O.E.O. (Occupant Evacuation Operation) Elevators”
The Legacy Union Tower-One/”Project Riverboat” project on the old Charlotte Observer site will have a reduced number of exit-stairwells and use elevators for emergency fire-evacuation, one of the first in the nation, and the first on the east coast.
Evacuation methods are changing and the model codes have been updated to permit the elevator to be used for fire-evacuation. This presentation will discuss Occupant Evacuation Operation, and technical and physical requirements. A review of the code requirements and sequences is covered along with potential challenges.
05 SFPE Charlotte Chapter - Jan Meeting.pdf
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