Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines

Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines

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In-depth, a€œwhat-to-do-nowa€ 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 a€œbest practicesa€ 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 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 a€c Defining the Issues and Roles a€c Existing Codes a€c Existing Structures: Inspecting and Retrofitting a€c Before New Codes Are in Place: Interim Solutions a€c Preparation, Mitigation, Response and Recovery for Terrorism and Natural Disasters a€c New Technologies and Materials a€c Security and the Future Direction of Construction Industry a€c Resources for Additional InformationTable 2-1 List of Codes and Standards Produced by the International Code Council (ICC) and National Fire Protection ... Systems in Mall, Atria, and Large Spaces Standard for Health Care Facilities Life Safety Code Code for Means of Egress from Building Structures ... Last, NFPA incorporated into the 2006 edition of its building code the adoption of the structural frame approach for fire resistance ratings.

Title:Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines
Author:Robert Wible
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2007


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