Life-Safety in Buildings through Smart Interactions

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Abstract

This paper discusses strategies for the integration of embedded technologies within the built environment to optimize and increase occupant safety and egress. It builds on synergies between building components with embedded smart technologies and enhanced occupant interactions. The ‘Smart Egress’ project facilitates building occupant evacuation during emergencies. It integrates distributed sensing and traffic/occupancy monitoring with adaptive signage and wayfinding—physical building assets interconnected with virtual counterparts (digital twins)—a customizable web-based dashboard to monitor activities and for direct controls as well as a mobile app. The ‘Emergency Response’ projects extends that approach with web-based interfaces for occupants and first responders. It provides emergency responders with visualization of building occupancy and temperature data in individual rooms and spaces. This allows for targeted actions optimizing responders’ time and building conditions.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationeCAADe 2023 - Digital Design Reconsidered
EditorsWolfgang Dokonal, Urs Hirschberg, Gabriel Wurzer
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages347-356
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789491207358
StatePublished - 2023
Event41st Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2023 - Graz, Austria
Duration: Sep 20 2023Sep 22 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume2

Conference

Conference41st Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2023
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityGraz
Period9/20/239/22/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

Keywords

  • Building Safety
  • Cyber-physical Systems
  • Occupant Safety
  • Sensors
  • Smart Buildings
  • Ubiquitous Environments

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