Safety management in high-rise building. Case study: Petronas Twin Towers & Kuala Lumpur Tower / Norhafizah Mansor

Mansor, Norhafizah (2012) Safety management in high-rise building. Case study: Petronas Twin Towers & Kuala Lumpur Tower / Norhafizah Mansor. Bachelor Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

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Abstract

Nowadays we can see several tall building are constructed to fulfill the increasing demand of residential and commercial space. Because of there are thousands of people live in a multistory building, and along with people, millions of dollars are invested in these buildings in form of fixed as well as movable assets, the safety manager needs to safeguard both their life and property. To ensure the safety of the buildings and their users, the safety system and equipment should parrallel with the standard of requirements and has a good implementation of safety management. Although high-rise buildings are provided with the most sophisticated safety features, assurance of safety to building users is still questionable. Therefore, this study presents the results of the investigation on safety management in highrise buildings. This study has been developed with the aim to review the safety features in high-rise building and to overview the current practice of safety management in Malaysia’s high-rise building, and giving recommendation to improve the practice. The methodology for conducting the study involved literature review, data collection and analysis of results using the Average Index Method. The process of data collection involved obtaining primary data from the respondents by conducting questionnaire surveys at the selected buildings case studies and from the author’s observation. From the study, it was found that generally, the safety features in the selected buildings case are parrallel with the standard of requirements, and the most critical aspects of safety that should be considered in high-rise building are maintenance and inspection work, followed by the condition in the building to prevent sick building syndrome, safety equipment, the design and structure of the building, security level, life safety campaign, and the fire and evacuation drill.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor Degree)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Zuhaslinda Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2012 02:17
Last Modified: 14 May 2013 08:45
URI: http://eprints.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/5069

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