Description

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.

Key Features

New to this edition:

  • Differentiates security and fire life safety issues specific to:
    • Office towers
    • Hotels
    • 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.

Readership

Security and life safety directors, security consultants, and contract security firms, building designers and architects, commercial building owners and property managers.

Table of Contents

Author's Biography
Acknowledgments
Preface
 
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
Epilogue
The World's Tallest Buildings
Acronyms
Abbreviations and Conversions

Index

Details

No. of pages:
696
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Electronic ISBN:
9780080877853
Print ISBN:
9781856175555

About the author

Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION:

"High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety is the book to have on your desk. With all the information out there, this is the practical, day-to-day compendium for all your security and life safety concerns."

—Jesse E. Peterman, Director of Security, Empire State Building, New York City, 2003

"This well-edited book will serve as a reliable reference to all high-rise practitioners of fire/life safety, building operations, and security, from the front-line worker to the corporate executive. Its lively writing style is an added bonus for readers used to leaden prose in books of this type."

—Robert X. McInerney, CPP, president of Robert X. McInerney Associates, Inc., Security Management, July 1996

AND FOR THE SECOND EDITION:

"To survive and succeed in our ever-changing environment, security professionals must not only read, but apply the principles detailed in the second edition of High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety. It truly is a must read for people who are charged with maintaining a safe and secure high-rise workplace."

—Carlos Villarreal, Director of Security, Sears Tower, Trizec Properties, Inc., Chicago; Chairman, ASIS International Commercial Real Estate Council, Chicago, Illinois, 2003

"Highly acclaimed in its first edition, the update of Geoff Craighead's High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety manages to outdo the original...It's destined to be a bible to building security professionals, an in-depth overview for other security professionals, and an engaging read for laypersons. This exceptional guide to the industry thoroughly addressess all relevant areas of security and life safety for high-rise buildings, exactly as the title promises."

Gina Arbeau, CPO, CSS, human resources manager for Group 4 Falck and former coordinator of s