Evaluative Study on Transforming the School Building to Long-Term Care Center Based on the Fire Safety in Taiwan

Chih An Chen, Chun Mu Wu, Min Hun Wu, Shin Ku Lee

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Abstract

From 2006 to 2013, the statistics shows that Taiwan ranked the lowest of total fertility rate among all the developed countries in the world. This phenomenon leads to more and more derelict school buildings as student population declines. Reactivating and reusing derelict school buildings has now become a primary task. On the other hand, while sub-replacement fertility caused the rise of ageing population ratio, designing a safe and healthy environment for the lives of the elderly is an essential issue for ageing society. The research focuses on the fire safety concerns of the long-term care center transformed from derelict school building. Under the AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) survey, a relative priorities of the selection criteria will be conducted to ensure the fire safety of the transformation from school building to long-term care center. The result from the survey shows that 'Fire Evacuation' is considered as the priority selection criteria of the transformation, whereas 'Accessible Environment Design' the last.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 IEEE Eurasia Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Sustainability, ECBIOS 2019
EditorsTeen-Hang Meen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages43-46
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728107639
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May
Event2019 IEEE Eurasia Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Sustainability, ECBIOS 2019 - Okinawa, Japan
Duration: 2019 May 312019 Jun 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2019 IEEE Eurasia Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Sustainability, ECBIOS 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Eurasia Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Sustainability, ECBIOS 2019
CountryJapan
CityOkinawa
Period19-05-3119-06-03

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction
  • Health Policy
  • Health(social science)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Chen, C. A., Wu, C. M., Wu, M. H., & Lee, S. K. (2019). Evaluative Study on Transforming the School Building to Long-Term Care Center Based on the Fire Safety in Taiwan. In T-H. Meen (Ed.), Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Eurasia Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Sustainability, ECBIOS 2019 (pp. 43-46). [8807813] (Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Eurasia Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Sustainability, ECBIOS 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECBIOS.2019.8807813