Soft Systems Approaches
ESVS 201 Fire-Related Human Behavior Your town has just experienced a major fire at a social hall where several people were killed. The local newspaper has asked you to write an article that explains how building designers predict what will happen in a fire and why those predictions are sometimes not accurate. In this assignment, prepare a document that addresses the following: · Interpret current systems models, modeling programs, their features, and how they are similar and different. · Explain how hard and soft systems approaches differ and how these differences make the various types of models more useful or less useful. · Identify the logical basis for goal decomposition. Categorize three goal-based system approaches that use the decomposition technique. · Summarize any assumptions in the current method for calculating exit capacities in the model codes. · Determine if a simple linear model of exit capacities is less valid than the effective width model, and state whether or not researchers discovered any inaccuracies. · Identify the source of the effective width model. Describe an important limitation to the accuracy of the effective width model. Document should be four to six pages in length, double spaced. You are required to have an introduction, a statement of purpose (on the first page), a body, and a conclusion. Be sure to credit all sources. This document is required to be in current APA format.