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Building Security: Handbook

Building Security

Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design

Barbara A. Nadel

2004 / 672 pp.

Hard Cover - In Stock
$89.95 List / $67.46ASCE Member
Stock No. MC171 / ISBN: 9780071411714


For engineering and architectural professionals planning new construction, renovations, or security upgrades of existing facilities, Building Security: Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design is the definitive twenty-first century reference on security design, technology, building operations, and disaster planning.

Award-winning architect and author Barbara A. Nadel, FAIA, provides security design solutions for creating safe commercial, institutional, industrial, and residential buildings in the post-September 11, 2001, environment. Generously illustrated with 600 photos, drawings, tables, and checklists, this comprehensive compendium addresses protection from terrorism, natural disasters, chemical and biological agents, crime, and workplace violence.

Topics include:

  • Lessons learned from benchmark events;
  • Planning and design of more than 20 building types;
  • Historic preservation security guidelines;
  • Home and business disaster planning, response, and recovery;
  • Emergency management and facility procedures;
  • Protective structural design;
  • Mechanical, electrical, and fire protection design;
  • Chemical and biological protection;
  • Construction site emergency response guidelines;
  • Technology and security design;
  • Codes, standards, and security guidelines; and
  • Liability exposure after September 11, 2001.

This essential volume is the single-source reference for architects, engineers, planners, building owners, facility managers, construction and real estate professionals, public officials, safety specialists, educators, and students seeking to create safe, secure, and well-designed environments.

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