Proceedings of the 2019 European Conference on Computing in Construction


BIM-based Holonic System for Real-Time Pathfinding in Building Emergency Scenario

Berardo Naticchia, Leonardo Messi, Alessandro Carbonari
Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2019.174
Abstract: Emergency management can benefit from advanced information and communication technology (ICT), since they can support officers in charge with rescue operation to deal with urgent decision within a really short deadline. Further enhancement can derive from the application of holonic systems, inherited from the manufacturing industry, to tackle unforeseen scenario. The aim of this research is to develop a BIM-integrated technology for the real-time pathfinding during emergencies. A virtual reality platform, exploiting building topological data from the digital model, can support the standard emergency approach if an unexpected event voids the network of pre-determined paths. The developed system has been tested in a large mixed-used building assumed as case study.
Keywords: Holonic System, Emergency Management, Fire Safety, Pathfinding, BIM.
Pages: 117 - 124

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