David D. Owen is the founder of David D. Owen Associates, a facilities management and real estate consulting firm. He is experienced in programming design, construction, furnishing, and security system design and implementationAssessing Risks Unique to Your Facility--Developing a Rational Response Plan--Incorporating Security into Design and Space Planning--Cost Data for Security Systems and Building Materials.
Guidance for owners, facility managers, and designers on how to identify their facility's own, individual risks --and how to develop a plan and prepare the facility to minimize risk. The author addresses a variety of risk factors, including terrorist, criminal, and natural disaster events. Topics include: Design Techniques to Protect People and Assets; Security Systems and Materials, and Construction Solutions; How to Develop a Contingency Response Plan. With cost data in Means format (including labor, equipment and materials) for building materials and systems, as well as security devices and equipment.Theft, assault, corporate espionage, unauthorized systems access, terrism, hurricanes and tornadoes, sabotage, vandalism, fire, explosions, and other threats ... All are considerations as building owners, facility managers, and design and construction professionals seek ways to balance security needs with safe access and a building that functions efficiently. This comprehensive resource will help you evaluate your facility's security needs -- and design and budget for the materials and devices needed to fulfill them. Learn how to: * Identify threats, probability of occurrence, and potential losses to determine and address your real vulnerabilities.* Perform a detailed risk assessment of an existing facility, and prioritize and budget for security enhancement.* Put effective Crisis Management and Emergency Response teams and plans in place. * Includes over 130 pages of RSMeans Cost Data for installation of security systems and materials.* Includes an interactive Risk Assessment spreadsheet downloadable from a dedicated Web site.This new title includes cost data in RSMeans format (including labor, equipment and materials) for building materials and systems, as well as security devices and equipment. It contains expert guidance on how to identify facilities' individual risks and develop a plan to minimize those risks. The author addresses a variety of risk factors, including terrorist, criminal, and natural disaster events. Topics include: Risk Assessment, Design Techniques to Protect People and Assets, Security Systems and Materials, Construction Solutions, How to Develop a Contingency Response Plan as well as, Checklist for Selecting a Security Consultant.
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