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Security Planning and Design: A Guide for Architects and Building Design Professionals [Hardcover]

The American Institute of Architects , Joseph A. Demkin
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November 3, 2003 047127156X 978-0471271567 1
This important reference from the American Institute of Architects provides architects and other design professionals with the guidance they need to plan for security in both new and existing facilities
Security is one of the many design considerations that architects must address and in the wake of the September 11th 2001 events, it has gained a great deal of attention
This book emphasises basic concepts and provides the architect with enough information to conduct an assessment of client needs as well as work with consultants who specialise in implementing security measures. Included are chapters on defining security needs, understanding threats, blast mitigation, building systems, facility operations and biochemical protection.
* Important reference on a design consideration that is growing in importance
* Provides architects with the fundamental knowledge they need to work with clients and with security consultants
* Includes guidelines for conducting client security assessments
* Best practices section shows how security can be integrated into design solutions
* Contributors to the book represent an impressive body of knowledge and specialise in areas such as crime prevention, blast mitigation, and biological protection

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Editorial Reviews


"…a valuable resource for system integrators, facility managers, and building owners" (Security Management, 6/1/2004)

"An excellent reference for any reader concerned about creating a secure work environment." (Professional Safety, 3/1/2004)

From the Back Cover

The must-have guide to designing for security

This important reference from the American Institute of Architects presents a useful resource of fundamental, up-to-date information for security planning in both new and existing facilities. Written by specialist contributors from the fields of building design, crime prevention, blast mitigation, and biological protection, Security Planning and Design offers real-world concepts, principles, and processes for building security and safety design–including assessing a client’s needs and working with physical security consultants.

This single volume addresses a full spectrum of security issues and considerations that drive the need for security planning and design, including:

  • Security Design Concepts
  • Security Evaluation and Planning
  • Building Hardening
  • Security Technology
  • Biochemical and Radiological Protection
  • Security and Emergency Operations
  • Putting Security into Practice

Complete with sample security applications, Security Planning and Design is a valuable guide for architects, facility managers, and building owners.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 3, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047127156X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471271567
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,056,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I bought this book because it was required for a graduate class I was taking. It was very informative and clear, not filled with a lot of jargon and technical terms that the average reader skimming through would just throw down after about 5 seconds. It was also cheaper on Amazon than at the school bookstore. I had to buy it in addition to Betty E. Biringer et al's "Security Risk Assessment and Management: A Professional Practice Guide for Protecting Buildings and Infrastructure". The two books together made the weekly online class discussions between the professor and students engaging and informative. Great books both of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Building / Compound / Mall area security September 26, 2006
This is a comprehensive book, complete with graphics that pretty much starts off as Building Security 101 and gets more intricate throughout the book. This is s good guidebook for any decision makers who need a reference manual.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An easy read, but not that useful by itself March 21, 2014
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Combine this book with "Vulnerability Assessment of Physical Protection Systems." This book is an easy read, but it is missing the meat that you need in security.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative! February 13, 2009
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This text book helped me get an A in physical security. The text is very easy to read. Very informative, clear and straight to the point.
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