The application of geometric network models and building information models in geospatial environments for fire-fighting simulations

Liang Chien Chen, Chia Hao Wu, Tzu Sheng Shen, Chien Cheng Chou

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Abstract

This study was motivated by the need to develop a micro-geographic information system (GIS) to represent and analyze 3D spatial data for fire-fighting simulations. The proposed method involved exploration of a 3D geometric network model (GNM)-based, building information model (BIM)-supported framework for fire-fighting simulation. The operations of ladder trucks were simulated in a virtual 3D environment. Using the method described in this paper, the best position for the deployment of the ladder trucks can be determined even before the arrival of firefighters at the scene. A real fire-fighting drill was also conducted as part of this study. The proposed method can assist firefighters quickly locate their ladder trucks, thereby reducing response time after an incident.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalComputers, Environment and Urban Systems
Volume45
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

Keywords

  • Building information model
  • Emergency response
  • Geographic information system
  • Network analysis

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