A Study of the Psychological (and Associated Physiological) Factors to be Considered When Constructing Field Fortifications
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The primary objective of this study was to compile a list of human factors requirements that must be considered in the construction of field fortifications in the future to ensure a psychologically supportive environment that will enable the occupants to perform effectively both during and following occupancy. A literature survey was conducted. An analysis of the information available revealed the following The most likely field fortifications to be employed in the foreseeable future are the prefabricated or modularized types The most important factors related to physical well being are those concerned with nutrition, liquid intake, ventilation, temperature, and workrest cycles and The most important factors related to psychological well being are those concerned with space availabilityutilization and leadershipmanagement. The most fruitful areas for future research in human factors aspects of field fortifications are Human engineering the use of space Systems or techniques for provisioningreprovisioning and Leadershipmanagement of shelter living.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems