Building Security: Handbook for Architectural Planning and by Barbara A. Nadel

By Barbara A. Nadel

This crucial quantity is the single-source reference for architects, engineers, planners, development proprietors, facility managers, development and genuine property pros, public officers, safeguard experts, educators, and scholars trying to create secure, safe, and well-designed environments. construction safety: guide for Architectural making plans and layout obtained the 2003 Milka Bliznakov Prize Commendation from the overseas Archive of girls in structure.

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All rights reserved. Any use is subject to the Terms of Use as given at the website. 6 Security Assessment Checklist Public safety 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Prevent threats from entering buildings, campus, and site perimeter, especially explosives Upgrade existing conditions susceptible to threats such as explosives and ballistics Maintain emergency and egress procedures Establish procedures for admitting emergency vehicles onsite Provide and maintain access to all building areas, including fire lanes Access 1.

The company mobilized on September 12, 2001, and established a round-theclock operation to remove site debris. AMEC had been working at the Pentagon before 9/11 on the renovation and restoration of Wedge One, and was on-site when the plane hit the building. Blast-resistant windows and a steel reinforcing system installed along the exterior wall were credited with saving lives at the time of impact. The company responded to the attack within minutes by rescuing survivors, constructing isolation barriers, installing shoring in portions of impacted areas; supplying debris removal equipment; and establishing an emergency communications system.

Space planning and program adjacencies 7. Air intakes and vents 8. Exterior doors and accessibility 9. Roofs and accessibility 10. Lobbies 11. Loading docks 12. Security operations and building control centers 13. System redundancies Each must meet applicable design criteria and mitigate identified project threat criteria. 16). Certain vulnerabilities may be considered minimally significant while others may be too costly to mitigate. Either way, the decision not to remedy those defects implies an acceptance of risk.

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