High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety by Geoff CraigheadHigh-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety by Geoff Craighead

High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety

byGeoff Craighead, Geoff Craighead

Other | June 15, 2009

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High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety, 3e, is a comprehensive reference for managing security and fire life safety operations within high-rise buildings. It spells out the unique characteristics of skyscrapers from a security and fire life safety perspective, details the type of security and life safety systems commonly found in them, outlines how to conduct risk assessments, and explains security policies and procedures designed to protect life and property. Craighead also provides guidelines for managing security and life safety functions, including the development of response plans for building emergencies. This latest edition clearly separates out the different types of skyscrapers, from office buildings to hotels to condominiums to mixed-use buildings, and explains how different patterns of use and types of tenancy impact building security and life safety.

New to this edition:

  • Differentiates security and fire life safety issues specific to:

  • Office towers


    Residential and apartment buildings

    Mixed-use buildings

  • Updated fire and life safety standards and guidelines

  • Includes a CD-ROM with electronic versions of sample survey checklists, a sample building emergency management plan, and other security and fire life safety resources.

Geoff Craighead is Vice President of High-Rise Services for Pinkerton, a Securitas Company. He has been involved with the security and life safety operations of high-rise facilities for over twenty years. He has been the security and fire safety director of a 62-story skyscraper and has conducted extensive security surveys and training...
Title:High-Rise Security and Fire Life SafetyFormat:OtherDimensions:696 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080877850

ISBN - 13:9780080877853


Table of Contents

Author's Biography

Foreword to the Third Edition
Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition

Chapter 1: High-Rise Building Definition, Development, and Use
Chapter 2: Security and Fire Life Safety Uniqueness of High-Rise Buildings
Chapter 3: Security and Fire Life Safety Threats
Chapter 4: Risk Assessments
Chapter 5: Building Security Systems and Equipment
Chapter 6: Building Fire Life Safety Systems and Equipment
Chapter 7:Management of the Security Function
Chapter 8: Investigations
Chapter 9:Office Buildings
Chapter 10:Hotel Buildings
Chapter 11: Residential and Apartment Buildings
Chapter 12: Mixed-Use Buildings
Chapter 13: Liaison with Law Enforcement and Fire Authorities
Chapter 14: Laws, Codes, Standards, and Guidelines
The World's Tallest Buildings
Abbreviations and Conversions