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High-Rise Security & Fire Life Safety,
Second edition, by Geoff Craighead. 2003,
548 Pages 30% OFF SALE!
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HIGH-RISE SECURITY AND FIRE LIFE SAFETY
(SECOND EDITION)
by Geoff Craighead

HIGH RISE SECURITY AND FIRE LIFE SAFETY is a valuable reference which will
provide
the reader with all the knowledge needed to manage security and fire life safety in
a high rise
facility. This includes conducting security and fire life safety surveys, effectively
managing
security programs, and preparing for high-rise emergencies.

- Provides the reader with complete coverage of high-rise security and
safety
issues
- Includes comprehensive sample documentation, diagrams, photographs to
aid in
developing security and fire life safety programs
- Serves as an essential tool for building owners and managers, security
and fire
safety directors, security consultants and contract security firms

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“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, NY
USA

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“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.,
Chairman, ASIS International Commercial Real Estate Council, Chicago, IL USA

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“High Rise Security and Fire Life Safety is a valuable reference which will provide
the reader
with all the knowledge needed to manage security and fire life safety in a high rise
facility.
This includes conducting security and fire life safety surveys, effectively managing
security
programs, and preparing for high-rise emergencies.

“High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety, Second Edition is a comprehensive
reference for
managing security and fire life safety in a high-rise facility. The book traces the
development
of high-rise buildings, including their uniqueness from a security and fire life safety
perspective. Detailed information for conducting security and fire life safety
surveys,
managing security programs, preparing for high-rise emergencies, and navigating
the
myriad laws, fire codes, and standards that regulate operations is provided
throughout.
“In addition to office building applications, the book also examines the fire life
safety issues
of other increasingly common occupancies such as apartment and residential
buildings,
hotels and motels, casino, and hospitals and healthcare facilities. A full chapter
dedicated to
the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and the shocking destruction of the
World Trade
Center towers serves to illustrate the importance of having a working fire-life safety
program
in place.”

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CONTENTS

Introduction
1 High-Rise Building Development and Utilization
2 High-Rise Assets and Security and Fire Life Safety Threats
3 Security and Fire Life Safety Uniqueness of High-Rise Buildings
4 Security and Fire Life Safety Surveys
5 Security Systems and Equipment
6 Fire Life Safety Systems and Equipment
7 Security Policies and Procedures
8 Management of the Security Function;
9 Investigations
10 Building Emergencies
11 Building Emergency Planning
12 Laws, Codes and Standards
13 Liaison with Law Enforcement and Fire Authorities
14 Apartment and Residential Buildings, Hotels and Motels, and Hospitals and
Health Care
Facilities

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EXCERPT FROM THE FOREWORD TO THE SECOND EDITION

“ In the world of high-rise building design and construction, a variety of security and
life safety
questions are posed to the engineers and architects who must provide a functional
building.
The solutions should balance the design with the risks associated with any
building-regardless of size and occupancy.

“These are among the issues discussed throughout the second edition of
High-Rise Security
and Fire Life Safety. Most of these subjects apply to the entire range of high-rise
building
stock in the world-both new and existing. While we have always known that the life
safety
protection of the occupants of buildings is of paramount importance, today's
building tenants
demand more: How secure is their space from a variety of threats, including theft of
both real
and intellectual property? Are tenant companies and their employees protected
against
personal harm by intruders, accidental fire and, now, terrorist attacks?

“Achieving the proper level of protection is not possible with just one system or one
procedure. It is the synergistic effect of all building systems and features working
together
that keeps facilities safe. Throughout the history of high-rise buildings, the norms
for building
safety have been derived from, and applied to, a great number of designs. World
Trade
Center 1 and 2 in New York; Petronas Tower 1 and 2 in Kuala Lumpur; Jin-Mao
Building in
Shanghai; Sears Tower in Chicago; and Emirates Tower in Dubai: all of these
magnificent
buildings have incorporated numerous systems and features that work, and have
worked, to
keep them safe during a wide range of events.

“As building systems become more intricate and sophisticated, the overlap
between
systems is more pronounced now than ever before. The delineation between
building
security systems and fire alarm systems is just one example. Understanding the
role,
limitations and interface between systems is fundamental to system selection.
Complementing the systems side of building design is the operating feature, or
human
interface, that supplements these sophisticated systems. The best written plans
and the
highest quality building systems and components are meaningless if they are not
exercised,
tested, reviewed, checked and updated on a periodic basis.

“Geoff Craighead has provided us with a thorough description and review of all of
these
subjects as they relate to high-rise buildings. The public is now acutely aware of
the
importance of its own safety in high-rise buildings, and wants to know how building
management teams are protecting them. As in the first edition of this book, we are
given the
road map of how to implement best plan for a particular building.

“The latest peril affecting design, namely the new level of hostile acts introduced in
this
edition of the text. Terrorist acts present unique threats t require new
countermeasures.

“High-rise buildings are not inherently dangerous structures, but they require
additional
systems and features that other buildings do not. Keep them safe and functional is
what this
text is all about.”

- Robert E. Solomon, PE Assistant Vice President for Building and Life
Safety
Code NFPA (Quincy, Massachusetts)

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EXCERPT FROM THE PREFACE
“Due to their design and construction, high-rise buildings are unique facilities with
specialized needs. To protect the lives and property of the thousands of people
who daily
use these facilities, it is essential that high-rise security and fire life safety
programs be well
planned and executed. Useful reference materials for building owners and
managers,
architects, security and fire safety directors, security consultants, and contract
security firms
include the following:
1. High-rise development and utilization
2. High-rise assets and threats to those assets
3. The security and fire safety of modern high-rise buildings
4. How to conduct security and fire life safety surveys
5. Types of security and fire life safety systems and equipment found in high-rise
buildings
6. Security policies and procedures for high-rise office buildings
7. How to effectively manage the security function, including investigations 8. The
types of
emergencies likely to occur and how to establish, implement, and maintain a
Building
Emergency Plan to effectively handle them
9. The laws, codes, and standards that are the framework of security and fire life
safety
10. How to interact effectively with law enforcement and fire authorities.

“The second edition of High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety addresses these
areas.
Wherever appropriate, updated information, including code changes, has been
included.

“In the seven years since this book was first published, there has been
considerable change
in the threats and vulnerabilities associated with high-rise buildings. The climactic
events of
September 11, 2001, when the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center
were
destroyed in a terrorist attack, are a watershed in the world of high-rise security
and fire life
safety. For obvious reasons this event is given special treatment. Also, a new
chapter,
Chapter 14, Apartment and Residential Buildings, Hotels and Motels, and
Hospitals and
Health Care Facilities, has been included.

“This book supplies material which can be adapted, modified, rejected, or used for
the
reader's own purposes. I have endeavored to avoid errors, both of omission and
commission. I will be glad to correct in future editions any inaccuracies that are
brought to my
attention.

“In conclusion. I commend this book to the kind consideration of building owners
and
managers in general, and security and fire life safety professionals in particular,
with the
hope that it will continue to benefit the high-rise community. Only when knowledge
is applied
specifically to the needs of a particular facility will it become of real value. Therein
lies the
reader's part.
- Geoff Craighead, CPP

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

“GEOFF CRAIGHEAD is Vice President of High-Rise Services for Pinkerton, a
Securitas
Company. He has been involved with the security and life safety operations of
high-rise
facilities for over twenty years. He has been the security and fire safety director of
a 62-story
skyscraper and has conducted extensive security surveys and training, developed
security
policies and procedures, and written building emergency plans. He is certified by
the Los
Angeles Fire Department to provide high-rise life safety services and is Board
Certified in
Security Management (CPP) by ASIS International. He currently serves as
President of the
Professional Certification Board that administers certification programs for security
professionals throughout the world, and Co-Chair of the BOMA Greater Los
Angeles
Security and Emergency Preparedness Committee.”

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2003, 548 Pages. Order #DR698.
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