Titel: Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines: Best Practices for Today's Construction Challenges
Autor/en: Robert C. Wible
MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO
November 2006 - gebunden - 360 Seiten
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
PART I: OverviewChapter 1: Codes and Regulations and the Construction TeamChapter 2: Challenges Facing the Construction Team: Revising Codes and Standards, Redefining Roles and ResponsibilitiesChapter 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 DisastersChapter 4: Beginning with the End in Mind: Assessing Risk, Threats, and Mitigation StrategiesChapter 5: Existing Construction Standards, Codes, Practices, and Guidelines that Promote Security and Disaster Resilience in New ConstructionChapter 6: Existing Buildings: Inspections and RetrofittingPART III: Addressing New Issues: Viewing the Building as a Complete Life-Cycle SystemChapter 7: Homeland Security and the Issues of Energy, Sustainability, Environment, Accessibility and New Products, Materials and TechniquesChapter 8: A World Transformed: A Vision of One Possible Future for the Construction Industry and Construction TeamAPPENDIX: RESOURCES, WEB SITES, AND CHAPTER NOTES
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