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
Part I: Overview
- Codes and Regulations and the Construction Team
- Challenges Facing the Construction Team: Revising Codes and Standards, Redefining Roles and Responsibilities
- 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
- Beginning with the End in Mind: Assessing Risk, Threats, and Mitigation Strategies
- Existing Construction Standards, Codes, Practices, and Guidelines that Promote Security and Disaster Resilience in New Construction
- Existing Buildings: Inspections and Retrofitting
Part III: Addressing New Issues: Viewing the Building as a Complete Life-Cycle System
- Homeland Security and the Issues of Energy, Sustainability, Environment, Accessibility and New Products, Materials and Techniques
- A World Transformed: A Vision of One Possible Future for the Construction Industry and Construction Team