CIVE 5611 R - People in Fires

Review of the work presented by the founders in the field of human behaviour in fire. Introduction to the basic notions of perception, cognition, information processing, decision-making and problem solving. Behavioural concepts such as panic, commitment, affiliation, familiarity and role are discussed. Precludes additional credit for CIVE 5708 (2001-2003).

CRN for section R: 10984

CRN for section ROD (optional Video On Demand service): Video on Demand is included with the R section

Instructor: John Gales

John Gales

About the instructor: Dr. John Gales currently an Assistant Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa. He received his structural engineering doctorate from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom in 2013. He received his masters degree in 2009 at Queen’s University Canada. Dr. Gales’ primary research interests include resilient structural design, sustainable construction materials, and repurposing (or adaptation) of building infrastructure. His resilient structures work considers both timber and steel structures and is part of an international collaboration with the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. His primary industry collaborators are the consulting firms Arup and Entuitive. He is one of four task group chairs in the Fire Protection Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is chair of the sub-committee on fire behaviour and safety of structures of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers. He has sat on the editorial board of Fire Technology (Springer-Nature) since 2013. To date he has over 70 science and technology contributions on the topics of concrete, steel, composite polymer, timber-based structures and architecture.

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