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CUBER: Critical Urban Buildings Emergency Response

Mahdjoubi, Lamine; Zverovich, Vadim; Boguslawski, Pawel; Fadli, F.

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F. Fadli



Abstract

When human-induced disasters (i.e. terrorist attacks, social unrest, fires), as well as natural disasters (i.e. floods, earthquake, climate change) take place in complex buildings, a short delay in response to an incident or a major event may mean a significant change in the disaster environment from which trapped people have to escape and within which rescue personnel have to operate. In Qatar, the numbers of complex buildings, such as high rise buildings, have risen to about 800 by 2016. Consequently, improved preparedness and timely response to extreme events is very important. This research seeks to develop a state of the art decision-support system, as a strategic emergency preparedness and response tool. The Critical Urban Buildings Emergency Response (CUBER) system is better suited for rehearsal, through simulation, of emergency preparedness and response. It also allows scenario planning in order to enable faster and more appropriate responses to unexpected events in complex buildings.

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Start Date Jun 17, 2016
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Mahdjoubi, L., Zverovich, V., Boguslawski, P., & Fadli, F. (2016, June). CUBER: Critical Urban Buildings Emergency Response. Poster presented at The VC’s Staff Excellence Awards
Keywords emergency response, extreme events, complex buildings
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : The VC’s Staff Excellence Awards

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