- Hardcover: 672 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (April 27, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071411712
- ISBN-13: 978-0071411714
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2.1 x 9.4 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
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Kevlar walls. Blast windows. Blow rooms. In a post-9-11 world, designing secure buildings to protect and serve those sworn to protect and serve has gotten very complicated and costly. .Security actually begins outside the building, where cameras record who enters what door and at what time, while a gated parking area ensures that only authorized employees' cars park in the walled lot adjoining the building. Such perimeter security considerations are primary in the minds of architects when designing critical infrastructure buildings like police departments.. .
"Every law enforcement agency is concerned about threats and being a target," said Barbara A. Nadel, a New York City-based fellow of the American Institute of Architects who this week publishes her voluminous reference book, ""Building Security: Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design,"" "So if you go from the baseline that a police station is a target," she asked, "what do you do from there?" Ideally, she said, such buildings should have a setback from the road of 50 feet or more. "Then they have to take a look at access roads and -- how traffic and circulation goes toward a building.." . .
..predicament for many law enforcement agencies struggling to build or renovate more secure quarters: They must create a facility which balances the need for a receptive, citizen-friendly environment with the. demand for a facility that is hardened against the violent and criminal forces that might stymie their efforts to protect and serve.. .
In fact, the predicament is sopervasive today Nadel said it's spawned a whole new architectural subheading called "transparent security." In essence, this means building safeguards into a structure through unobtrusive and sometimes invisible features.. . "Everybody is concerned about this because they don't want to build fortresses. So what a lot of us are trying to do is to encourage transparent security. It is invisible to the public eye, but it's there," Nadel said.. "It's things like setbacks, laminated glass, blast windows. -- Then on the mechanical engineering side -- there are subtle things like moving air supply vents several stories higher -- where somebody can't throw some. substance into it and affect everybody inside.." .
As with Kentucky's police accreditation program, Nadel's book draws its recommendations for the future from the lessons learned through past tragedies, as interpreted by more than 50 multidisciplinary national experts. She says that, for all their collective horror, events like the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and 2001 terrorist attacks spoke volumes to law enforcement. and other emergency responders about protecting themselves so that they might protect everyone else during mass tragedies. .... .
From the Back Cover
Whether planning for new construction, renovations, or security upgrades of existing facilities, Building Security: Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design is the definitive twenty-first century reference on security design, technology, building operations, and disaster planning. Award-winning architect and author Barbara A. Nadel, FAIA provides security design solutions for creating safe commercial, institutional, industrial, and residential buildings in the post-September 11, 2001, environment. Generously illustrated with 600 photos, drawings, tables, and checklists, this comprehensive compendium addresses protection from terrorism, natural disasters, chemical and biological agents, crime, and workplace violence, along with thorough, detailed coverage of:
* Lessons learned from benchmark events
* Planning and design of over 20 building types
* Historic preservation security guidelines
* Home and business disaster planning, response, and recovery
* Emergency management and facility procedures
* Protective structural design
* Mechanical, electrical, and fire protection design
* Chemical and biological protection
* Construction site emergency response guidelines
* Technology and security design
* Codes, standards, and security guidelines
* Liability exposure after September 11, 2001
This essential volume is the single-source reference for architects, engineers, planners, building owners, facility managers, construction and real estate professionals, public officials, safety specialists, educators, and students seeking to create safe, secure, and well-designed environments. Building Security: Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design received the 2003 Milka Bliznakov Prize Commendation from the International Archive of Women in Architecture.
* Illustrates how to assess and respond to threats from terrorism, natural disasters, emergencies, chemical and biological agents, crime, and workplace safety
* Provides one-stop reference on security planning, design, technology, building operations, disaster response, recovery, and crisis management
* Includes over 50 multidisciplinary contributors from over 30 professional firms, public agencies and nonprofit organizations across the United States
AMEC Construction Management Inc.
The Anti-Defamation League
Art Commission of the City of New York
Barbara Nadel Architect
Battelle Memorial Institute
Flack + Kurtz Inc.
Harper Perkins Architects
HLW International LLP
HOK Sport + Venue +Event
International Association of Assembly Managers
National Crime Prevention Council
National Multi Housing Council
National Park Service
New York State Department of Correctional Services
New York State Department of Health
RKK&G Museum & Cultural Facilities Consultants, Inc.
RTKL Associates, Inc.
Sako & Associates, Inc.
Skanska USA Building Inc
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Terrance J. Brown, FAIA
Thomas Blurock Architects
Thomas Phifer & Partners
The Thornton-Tomasetti Group Inc.
U.S. General Services Administration
Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc.
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
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I liked the way of presenting facts, but we need modularization.
Another thing, the book tried to deal with everything but actually you missed most important detailed things (a jack of all trades is master of none) and also nothing mentioned about important sites like telecommunications stations and maritime.
No single book can say it all about every possible security issue or type of facility. However, a reasonable and knowledgeable person will be able to adapt all of this material to any concern. I've used every part of this book as a resource for a variety of security training and writing and have also used it to identify other resources, cited in the text. I think it is a necessary component to a collection of material on this topic and one that will be a valuable reference.
A series of lessons learned from benchmark events, such as September 11, 2001, the Oklahoma City bombing, Khobar Towers, and major natural disasters, are found throughout the book, reflecting extensive research about what went wrong in the past, and how we can learn from previous mistakes. Rarely has such a comprehensive reference been compiled for the public.
For those concerned about home and business security, there are dozens of handy checklists, charts, and illustrations for disaster planning, emergency response, disaster recovery, and even how to handle public relations and the media when your organization is caught in the middle of a crisis. Homeowners, landlords, families, and those involved in residential design and construction will find information about design and emergency management techniques to minimize damage from fires, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, blackouts, and natural disasters.
Readers will be pleasantly surprised with many impressionist pen and ink architectural drawings illustrating the topics, injecting a creative, artistic touch into serious discussion. Hundreds of checklists, diagrams, top 10 lists, website resources, and photos simplify important concepts and summarize key ideas at a glance. Examples include how to recognize suicide bombers to safety checklists for building personnel dealing with intruders, hostages, suspicious packages and workplace violence.
Not to be missed are the very moving photographs of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon taken on and immediately after September 11, 2001, by those on the scene. They serve as a chilling, yet poignant reminder to readers everywhere why this remarkably comprehensive book is so essential and immensely valuable to everyone concerned with building safety, freedom, democracy, and maintaining a free and open society. Highly recommended, as a must have, must read!
Destined to become the bible for security experts - or those who wish they were!