University of Greenwich - Designs for survival

October 21, 2010

People who were evacuated from trains, stations and buildings during the 7 July 2005 bombings in London are being asked to help an expert who studies behaviour during major disasters. Ed Galea, director of the Fire Safety Engineering Group at the University of Greenwich, talks to people who have survived disasters in order to improve building designs and evacuation procedures. His work with thousands of survivors, including people who escaped from the World Trade Center in the 9/11 attacks, from plane crashes and from the Paddington rail disaster, is being used by architects, engineers and emergency services internationally.

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