A study for the evacuation of hospital on fire during construction

Factors such as an increase in patient numbers, demands for more hospital beds, and expansion of hospital divisions, all make the original hospital configuration inadequate, and additions or alterations must be added to the building in order to meet both current and future needs. Because hospitals cannot suspend all medical practices or reject patients, the reconstruction of hospital building must coincide with its normal hospital hours. This study focuses on how to carry out the hospitals’ reconstruction without interrupting regular hospital operations. The possible effects of a fire ignited in the construction area bridging the new and the original building to its neighboring respiratory care unit's (RCU), and fire safety issues of those areas are analyzed using the FDS + EVAC software.

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