High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Jun 15, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 696 pages
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High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety, 3e, is a comprehensive reference for managing security and fire life safety operations within high-rise buildings. It spells out the unique characteristics of skyscrapers from a security and fire life safety perspective, details the type of security and life safety systems commonly found in them, outlines how to conduct risk assessments, and explains security policies and procedures designed to protect life and property. Craighead also provides guidelines for managing security and life safety functions, including the development of response plans for building emergencies. This latest edition clearly separates out the different types of skyscrapers, from office buildings to hotels to condominiums to mixed-use buildings, and explains how different patterns of use and types of tenancy impact building security and life safety.

New to this edition:

  • Differentiates security and fire life safety issues specific to:
    • Office towers
    • Hotels
    • Residential and apartment buildings
    • Mixed-use buildings

  • Updated fire and life safety standards and guidelines
  • Includes a CD-ROM with electronic versions of sample survey checklists, a sample building emergency management plan, and other security and fire life safety resources.

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Chapter 1 HighRise Building Definition Development and Use
Chapter 2 Security and Fire Life Safety Uniqueness of HighRise Buildings
Chapter 3 Security and Fire Life Safety Threats
Chapter 4 Risk Assessments
Chapter 5 Building Security Systems and Equipment
Chapter 6 Building Fire Life Safety Systems and Equipment
Chapter 7 Management of the Security Function
Chapter 8 Investigations
Chapter 11 Residential and Apartment Buildings
Chapter 12 MixedUse Buildings
Chapter 13 Liaison with Law Enforcement and Fire Authorities
Chapter 14 Laws Codes Standards and Guidelines
The Worlds Tallest Buildings
Abbreviations and Conversions

Chapter 9 Office Buildings
Chapter 10 Hotel Buildings

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About the author (2009)

Geoff Craighead is Vice President of High-Rise Services for Pinkerton, a Securitas Company. He has been involved with the security and life safety operations of high-rise facilities for over twenty years. He has been the security and fire safety director of a 62-story skyscraper and has conducted extensive security surveys and training, developed security policies and procedures, and written building emergency plans. He is certified by the Los Angeles Fire Department to provide high-rise life safety services and is Board Certified in Security Management (CPP) by ASIS International. He currently serves as President of the Professional Certification Board that administers certification programs for security professionals throughout the world, and Co-Chair of the BOMA Greater Los Angeles Security and Emergency Preparedness Committee

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