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

Whether planning for 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!


  • Illustrates how to assess and respond to threats from terrorism, natural disasters, emergencies, chemical and biological agents, crime, and workplace safety
  • Provides one-stop reference on security planning, design, technology, building operations, disaster response, recovery, and crisis management
  • Includes over 50 multidisciplinary contributors from over 30 professional firms, public agencies and nonprofit organizations across the United States

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.

Provides thorough, detailed coverage of:

  • Lessons learned from benchmark events
  • Planning and design of over 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
  • 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.


  1. Achieving Transparent Security
    1. Lessons Learned from September 11, 2001 and other Benchmark Events
    2. Security Master Planning
    3. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

  2. Planning & Design
    1. Arenas, Sports Facilities, Convention Centers, Performing Arts Facilities: Safety and Security after September 11, 2001
    2. Commercial High-Rise Egress Systems
    3. Courthouse Security
    4. Federally Owned or Leased Office Buildings: Security Design
    5. Health Care Security
    6. Historic Preservation Guidance for Security Design
    7. Hospitality Facility Security
    8. Multifamily Housing: Security Checklist for Building Owners and Real Estate Professionals
    9. Home and Business Security, Disaster Planning, Response and Recovery
    10. Industrial Facilities and Office Buildings: Safety, Security, Site Selection and Workplace Violence
    11. Lobby Security Design: First Impressions
    12. Museum and Cultural Facility Security
    13. Perimeter Security: The Aesthetics of Protection
    14. Religious Institutions and Community Centers
    15. Research Facilities: Security Planning
    16. Retail Security Design
    17. School Security: Designing Safe Learning Environments
    18. omens Health Centers: Workplace Safety and Security

  3. Engineering
    1. Protective Design of Structures
    2. Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection Design
    3. Chemical and Biological Protection

  4. Construction
    1. Construction Cost Estimating for Security- Related Projects
    2. Construction: Emergency Response - Lessons Learned from September 11, 2001

  5. Technology and Materials
    1. Security Technology
    2. Selecting and Specifying Security Technology Products: A Primer for Building Owners and Facility Managers
    3. Glazing and Security Glass Applications

  6. Codes and Liabilities
    1. Codes, Standards, and Guidelines for Security Planning and Design
    2. Liability Exposure After September 11, 2001


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Building Security:
Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design

by Barbara A. Nadel
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