Adopting new codes and implementing model code changes are all well and good. But the success of an organization’s ability to evacuate a structure successfully is largely contingent upon one unknown: The tenants and occupants housed within.
All the smoke barriers, hardened hoistways, mass notification systems, and improved egress plans won’t help if occupants react to an emergency situation poorly. That’s why it’s incumbent upon facility executives to communicate changes, expectations and response behavior to tenants.
— Loren Snyder
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