"The problem was there was nothing specifically identified in the 2003 International Fire Code that requires high-rise buildings evaluate their evacuation plans. This research's purpose was to identify systems to test evacuation plans in high-rise occupancies and make recommendations for amendments to City of Sugar Land codes. Descriptive research methods were used to answer questions regarding available testing systems, business concerns regarding drills, which test[s] would be beneficial to both businesses and the city in regards to testing plans and code changes, and any type of enforcement criteria. Procedures included personal interviews with property managers and questionnaires to both managers and fire departments. Suggestions for amendments to the 2003 International Fire Code were proposed for the city's adoption based on information from research, interviews, and questionnaires. Recommendations were also made regarding additional funds and staffing necessary for proper implementation of proposals."