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Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines
by Robert C. Wible

Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines defines all the relevant issues as well as 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
  • 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

Contents

Part I: Overview

  1. Codes and Regulations and the Construction Team
  2. Challenges Facing the Construction Team: Revising Codes and Standards, Redefining Roles and Responsibilities
  3. Finding from the World Trade Center Towers Collapse and Other Post-9/11 Disasters: What Is It That We Want Buildings to Do?

Part II: Existing Guidelines, Codes and Standards and How They Protect Buildings and the Public from Disasters

  1. Beginning with the End in Mind: Assessing Risk, Threats, and Mitigation Strategies
  2. Existing Construction Standards, Codes, Practices, and Guidelines that Promote Security and Disaster Resilience in New Construction
  3. Existing Buildings: Inspections and Retrofitting

Part III: Addressing New Issues: Viewing the Building as a Complete Life-Cycle System

  1. Homeland Security and the Issues of Energy, Sustainability, Environment, Accessibility and New Products, Materials and Techniques
  2. A World Transformed: A Vision of One Possible Future for the Construction Industry and Construction Team

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Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines
by Robert C. Wible
2007 • 340 pages • $78.95 + shipping
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