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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.
INSIDE Architectural Security Codes and GuidelinesConstruction 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