Evacuation modelling

Warringtonfire’s global fire engineering team are able to offer a number of different options when it comes to assessing the evacuation strategy for a building. There are guidance documents that can specify certain features of design such as exit route width and occupant characteristics but evacuation modelling offers a more economical and often more robust solution to the problem.

Evacuation modelling is particularly useful where it is necessary to predict the amount of time needed to evacuate a building (often referred to as the Required Safe Egress Time or RSET). This is sometimes used in combination with smoke modelling, which can predict the time it will take for a situation to become untenable (at times known as the Available Safe Egress Time or ASET). By using these techniques we can assess the best evacuation strategy for even the most unusual of buildings.

In its evacuation modelling Warringtonfire use the latest technology to create simulations that forecasts the flow of people and shows the best design for fire safety, whilst maximising your buildings other features. This technology allows us to assess a multitude of scenarios accurately that ensure the building is safe for use.

Why use us for your evacuation modelling

As well as standardised empirical modelling solutions we offer 3D evacuation modelling, where we are able to demonstrate how your project could work when faced with a high volume of people, provide real-time visualisations, and try to predict potential issues and work out design solutions to avoid them, for the benefit of our client.

We can use evacuation modelling to test your building design and to show that a fire safety strategy would work, as well as predicting movement under all conditions. By using evacuation modelling you can save time during the design stage, as it enables us to trial different scenarios, for example, to accurately locate and optimise escape routes from your building