When designing, operating, or renovating any piece of infrastructure that has large volumes of people or complex, nontrivial routes, pedestrian modelling allows us to visualize movement patterns under a range of scenarios to gain insight into the user experience and inform decision making.
- Determine the number of security and ticketing devices required as well as the resulting anticipated queue times.
- Sizing of entrance vestibules and protected exterior spaces.
- Test redundancy of ingress processes by quantifying impact on queue times when security or ticketing devices are reduced.
- Sensitivity analysis on types of security equipment, from traditional “mag and bag” to modern contactless technology.
- 3D visualization of ingress queues throughout entire event.
- Determine egress time under normal scenarios for each seating area.
- Quantify egress patterns and volumes at each entrance to ensure exterior traffic modelling, traffic impact assessments, and event management plans are coordinated.
- Timed egress analysis in collaboration with our fire engineering services and fire modelling to demonstrate life safety (RSET vs ASET analysis).
- Quantify Level of Service throughout concourses for range of events.
- Inform layout of washrooms and concessions to maximize throughput, thus improving concession sales.
- Sensitivity analysis of concession queue arrangements to maximize throughput.
- 3D visualization of concourse density and queues through intermission period.
- Quantify Level of Service for all aspects of a station as typically required by project specific requirements and/or client specifications.
- Collaborate with design team to optimize the station while meeting these LOS requirements.
- Mitigate project risk by performing pedestrian modelling early in the design phase and showing conformance to LOS criteria.
- Quantify platform clearance time, transfer time between services, and station egress time to show conformance to requirements or to maximize station efficiency.
- Test future mitigation measures on all aspects of the above to determine a range of event capacities that meet stakeholder goals while mitigating risk.
- For each construction stage, determine and visualize the impact on pedestrian movement caused by construction hoarding or a change in available routes.
- Determine if evacuation times are still acceptable and if project-specific criteria are still met (LOS, travel time, etc.).
- Renovations: Test design options to determine relative performance of each in terms of travel times, crowding, and life safety.
- Revenue Optimization: Model existing buildings and test proposed changes to movement patterns to quantify foot traffic throughout. Drive foot traffic through operational changes to the highest value areas with revenue generating opportunities.
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