Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines: Best Practices for Today's Construction Challenges

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McGraw-Hill Education, Nov 13, 2006 - Architecture - 360 pages
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In-depth, “what-to-do-now” building strategies to secure structures against natural forces as well as terrorism

This unique, practical resource is written for building owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, and other building professionals who must meet today's urgent security needs. Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines delivers effective, permanent solutions to securing structures right now.

The only resource to provide such on-the-job guidance, Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines defines all relevant issues, including the environment, sustainability, energy, information technology, changing demographics, safety vs. affordability, and much more, and outlines the roles and responsibilities of all participants.

  • Provides step-by-step “best practices” guidelines and at-a-glance checklists for disaster preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery
  • Fully addresses topics such as risk-threat assessments, recommended HVAC systems and emergency generators...how to ensure that the elderly/handicapped can exit buildings quickly and safely...more
  • Lists the newest technologies and materials relevant to creating more secure structures...explains their advantages and disadvantages...tells how to incorporate them into new construction and/or use them for retrofitting

INSIDE Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines

Construction Regulation Then and Now • Defining the Issues and Roles • Existing Codes • Existing Structures: Inspecting and Retrofitting • Before New Codes Are in Place: Interim Solutions • Preparation, Mitigation, Response and Recovery for Terrorism and Natural Disasters • New Technologies and Materials • Security and the Future Direction of Construction Industry • Resources for Additional Information

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Contents

Overview
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Revising
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Primer for Incorporating Building Security Components
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Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Robert C. Wible, the principal of Robert Wible and Associates and Secretary to the Alliance for Building Regulatory Reform in the Digital Age, served as the Executive Director of the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards, Inc. (NCSBCS) for 20 years. He has authored several studies on building regulations and economic development, and served as NCSBCS liaison to the nation's construction community. He assisted in the conceptualization and development of the Industrialized Buildings Commission, an interstate compact, and was the founder (in 1979) of National Building Safety Week.

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