Hear from the Founder and Chairman of Movement Strategies (a GHD company) who will address the key challenges the industry continues to face in shifting perceptions of crowd and people movement analysis from simply a cost associated with safety to one that reflects the true value of delivering an excellent customer experience and commercial success.
The Security Institute and the UK Crowd Management Association have announced the launch of a new ‘Protecting People in Crowded Places’ Special Interest Group (SIG), which will be lead by a committee of professionals which will include Simon Ancliffe
People move in and around buildings during emergency and non-emergency scenarios. Whether it is walking to the check out in a supermarket or descending a staircase in response to a fire alarm, people move to achieve a goal of some sort. Emergency and non-emergency scenarios are not unrelated: they are instead highly-coupled.
For many workers commuting into, or even within London, the daily commute represents a stressful time. Research done by Office for National Statistics in 2014 concluded that “Holding all else equal, commuters have lower life satisfaction, a lower sense that their daily activities are worthwhile, lower levels of happiness and higher anxiety on average than non-commuters.”(1).
Our inboxes are beginning to overflow with emails from companies seeking our confirmation that we would like to remain contactable via email, phone and post. This correspondence will continue as we approach 25 May 2018, the implementation date of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The Winter Olympics 2018 is here. An opportunity for us all to discover new ways to descend mountains with great speed, and for those of us in the UK to rekindle our love of the Skeleton – travelling down a bobsleigh run on little more than a tea-tray at close to 80km/hr.
In the aftermath of the Chancellor’s budget, much of the focus is given to the economic forecasts underpinning the proposed (and cutting of!) public expenditure. The traditional indices used to measure these forecasts are numerous: employment, retail sales, housing starts, industrial output, CPI and GDP are but a few examples. One less highly featured is travel demand.
The unlit firework waits patiently in its alloted place on the field, awaiting it’s moment of glory when it shoots into the night sky competing for space with other fireworks in a dazzling array, then dissipating into the darkness. Perhaps that’s stretching the metaphor of crowd studies too far, but my weekend visit to the Wimbledon Park display wasn’t too disimilar to wholly negate the comparison.
Dr Steve Gwynne, alongside co-authors from Massey University and OFR Consultants, recently published a paper about The Response of Sleeping Adults to Smoke Alarm Signals in the Evacuation Decision Model
Dr. Steve Gwynne, alongside colleagues at Lund University, National Research Council Canada, Imperial College London, Fire Protection Research Foundation and RMIT University have recently published a paper on "The simulation of wildland-urban interface fire evacuation: The WUI-NITY platform" in Safety Science.
Dr Steve Gwynne, alongside colleagues at Lund University, School of Built Environment, Massey University and NIST, USA have recently published a paper on "Calibrating the Wildfire Decision Model using hybrid choice modelling".