María Fernández-Vigil

María Fernández-Vigil
Universidad de Navarra | UNAV · Department of Building Construction, Services and Structures

Architecture

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Introduction
María Fernández-Vigil currently works at the Department of Building Construction, Services and Structures, Universidad de Navarra. María does research in Architectural Engineering, focusing in housing for the elderly and fire safety.
Additional affiliations
September 2016 - December 2020
Universidad de Navarra
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2016 - present
Universidad de Navarra
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Assistant Professor of Building Services

Publications

Publications (9)
Book
La Cátedra Fundación Saltoki nace de la colaboración entre la Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Navarra y el grupo Saltoki-Dicona desde el año 2011. El objetivo de la Cátedra es la formación e investigación en la edificación en su más amplio aspecto, de la rehabilitación a la eficiencia energética, de los modelos digitales a la implement...
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Residential buildings are the most common scenario of fatal fires in Spain, and over the past decade, there has been no significant decrease of fatalities in this kind of accident, even a slight increase in recent years. In this context, a systematic methodology to evaluate the risk level of residential buildings, previously grouped into building t...
Chapter
Residential buildings are the most common scenario of fatal fires in Spain, and over the past decade, there has been no significant decrease of fatalities in this kind of accident, even a slight increase in recent years. In this context, a systematic methodology to evaluate the risk level of residential buildings, previously grouped into building t...
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77% of fatal fires in Spain take place in residential buildings, and more than 60% of deaths are people over 65 years old. The collection of fire loss data in Spain is poorly regulated and it does not have homogeneity. This makes it extremely difficult to study the fire problem and the effectiveness of different safety strategies in general, and mo...
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At the present time, there is no nation-wide, systematic approach to collecting, analyzing and presenting fire loss data in Spain. This makes it very difficult to understand the fire problem in general, and more specifically with respect to vulnerable populations, such as the elderly. As first steps to overcome the lack of a nationally populated an...
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El dimensionado de las escaleras en caso de incendio se encuentra entre las características más importantes del diseño arquitectónico actual. La mayor complejidad de los edificios (usos mixtos, espacios con alta ocupación, personas con discapacidad, edificios en altura, etc.) se suma a nuevos hábitos sociales, y las actividades que se desarrollaban...
Conference Paper
The purpose of this work is the defi nition of those risk factors that affect elderly people living at their own home, based on the results extracted from the analysis of a fire-database, in order to develop a Fire Risk Index to assess residential buildings. The research starts from two hypotheses. On the one hand, prevention is frequently the most...
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Fire risk is a key element in architecture: sometimes it derives from human action at the time of construction, sometimes from factors over which man has no control. Prevention is frequently the most effective measure to afford it, even when it is known that zero risk is not an achievable goal and we can only reduce it to acceptable levels. One of...
Poster
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74% of fires with fatal victims in Spain are residential fires, and 59.1% of them are people who are more than 65 years old. However, there is not any research in Spain which describes the characteristics of elderly people involved in residential fires. This work intends to analyze the risk factors of this population group, in order to develop prev...

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