The paper "Evacuation Procedures in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai" is an outstanding example of a management research proposal. In the modern world, the Middle East is widely considered to be of strategic importance given the fast pace in economic growth (Sidani and Gardner 2000). In particular, the United Arab Emirates is considered to be one of the fastest-growing economies in the Middle East. It is thus fitting that the Burj Khalifa tower, currently the tallest tower in the world at 2700 feet high, is located in Dubai, in the UAE. 1.5 Reasons for the Choice of the Research’ s Topic: This topic was chosen by the researcher for several reasons.
In line with the recommendations of Lewis at al. (2007), the researcher aimed at choosing a research topic that triggered his interest and fuelled his motivation. Thus, the researcher’ s main motive to undertake such research was rooted in an interest in the topic at hand that affects him directly as a consumer of Burj Khalifa services. Furthermore, the researcher realized the difficulty in accessing such information in the UAE, particularly since most studies focus on foreign structures, especially those in the US and Europe.
As such, very little research has been done on evacuation procedures for Middle Eastern buildings, despite the fact that the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. This knowledge dearth needs to be filled, hence the choice of topic. 2. Research Aims and Objectives 2.1. Research Aims Due to the scarcity of research into the evacuation procedures of the Burj Khalifa tower, the main aim of this research is to find out the main evacuation procedures used in comparison with other towers in the world.
Likewise, this research aims at discovering the justification behind these procedures i. e. what are the reasons behind the choices of the procedures in place from a fire safety engineering perspective. 2.2. Research Objectives The following is a list of the proposed research objectives of the intended study: To investigate the various types of evacuation procedures in place at the Burj Khalifa tower. To identify the reasons and justification behind the use of these evacuation procedures. To discover the efficiency and advantages of these evacuation procedures.
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