Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines: Best Practices for Today's Construction Challenges by Robert C. WibleArchitectural Security Codes and Guidelines: Best Practices for Today's Construction Challenges by Robert C. Wible

Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines: Best Practices for Today's Construction Challenges

byRobert C. Wible

Hardcover | December 4, 2006

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In-depth, “what-to-do-now” 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 “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…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 • Defining the Issues and Roles • Existing Codes • Existing Structures: Inspecting and Retrofitting • Before New Codes Are in Place: Interim Solutions • Preparation, Mitigation, Response and Recovery for Terrorism and Natural Disasters • New Technologies and Materials • Security and the Future Direction of Construction Industry • Resources for Additional Information
Robert C. Wible, the principal of Robert Wible and Associates and Secretary to the Alliance for Building Regulatory Reform in the Digital Age, served as the Executive Director of the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards, Inc. (NCSBCS) for 20 years. He has authored several studies on building regulations and ec...
Title:Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines: Best Practices for Today's Construction ChallengesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.2 × 7.4 × 0.94 inPublished:December 4, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071460756

ISBN - 13:9780071460750


Table of Contents

PART I: Overview

Chapter 1: Codes and Regulations and the Construction Team

Chapter 2: Challenges Facing the Construction Team: Revising Codes and Standards, Redefining Roles and Responsibilities

Chapter 3: Findings 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

Chapter 4: Beginning with the End in Mind: Assessing Risk, Threats, and Mitigation Strategies

Chapter 5: Existing Construction Standards, Codes, Practices, and Guidelines that Promote Security and Disaster Resilience in New Construction

Chapter 6: Existing Buildings: Inspections and Retrofitting

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

Chapter 7: Homeland Security and the Issues of Energy, Sustainability, Environment, Accessibility and New Products, Materials and Techniques

Chapter 8: A World Transformed: A Vision of One Possible Future for the Construction Industry and Construction Team