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Alternative Evacuation Design Solutions for High-Rise Buildings

This paper, drafted by Simon Lay for major multidisciplinary consultancy WSP, says that reliance on traditional building codes is insufficient in the post-World-Trade-Center era and highlights the importance of considering the practicalities of alternative escape solutions for today's high-rise buildings in a bid to demonstrate safer methods of evacuations in emergencies.

Elevators and stairs are considered as safe and efficient evacuation methods in this report.

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