Security and Life Safety

Penn strengthens campus security by reviving its surrounding neighborhood

Security experts contend that camera surveillance loses its effectiveness if the images are not continuously monitored, as shown here in the University of Pennsylvania’s public safety command center. Penn is experimenting with using cameras to remotely identify people entering buildings. Photo: John Caulfield, BD+C

February 20, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In 1996, the University of Pennsylvania’s sprawling campus in Philadelphia was in the grip of an...

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SuperSecure II-XLS with Level III Ballistic/Grade 2 Attack in SAFTIfire Ballisti
August 08, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST  

When the designers at L. R. Kimball looked for an all-in-one clear, wire-free glazing solution th...

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June 05, 2014 | Lynne Fort, Associate Digital Editor

A study of protected bikes lanes in five U.S. cities shows a 21% to 171% increase in observed rid...

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Salt Lake City, Utah-based Leland A. Gray Architects is adapting the concrete th
May 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At $94 a square foot and "virtually indestructible," some school districts in Utah are opting to...

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Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons
May 13, 2014 | AIA

The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, h...

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April 23, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST This is sponsored content

For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, I...

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January 14, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

An exclusive survey reveals that Building Teams are doing their part to make the nation’s schools...

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January 10, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

BD+C's exclusive five-part report on K-12 school security offers proven design advice,...

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Collin County Sheriff Deputy George White checks a hallway in one of Anna (Texas
January 10, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

From facial recognition cameras to IP-based door hardware, here are key technology-related consid...

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Illustration: Tom Rybarczyk
January 09, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Our experts say no, but it could save lives. In this report, they offer recommendations on securi...

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Fire-rated glass doubles, providing visibility
July 23, 2013 | Technical Glass Products

Design...

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July 03, 2013 | BD+C Staff

An overview of the 25 most popular continuing education courses on BDCuniversity.com. 

For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High Scho
April 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Kate Steel of Steel Consulting Services offers tips and advice for choosing the correct code-comp...

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frog Beacon won the visual design category with this 12-foot kiosk. Image: NYC M
March 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

New York's Reinvent Payphones competition attracts entries that transform the concept of public u...

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February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A group of civil engineers from around the western U.S. is developing additions to the building c...

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October 22, 2012

Skanska, an international construction and development firm, will host its eighth annual Safety W...

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October 03, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...

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October 01, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Tyco Integrated Security focused on delivering security solutions to commercial businesses.

June 11, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

eservices platform uses the power of the Internet to deliver more value to customers.

June 01, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

By completing this course, you earn 1.0 HSW/SD AIA Learning Units.

April 02, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Website offers online continuing education courses registered with the American Institute of Arch...

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The repair was not proposed as a permanent solution to the building's flaws, but
March 16, 2012 | By Tim O'Reiley, Las Vegas Review-Journal

By contrast, CityCenter half-owner and developer MGM Resorts International determined last year t...

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Nicholas Hyatt, P.E., S.E.
March 14, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A forensic specialist, Hyatt has more than 10 years of experience performing investigations of st...

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The warp-speed construction is a startling illustration of the building boom in
March 13, 2012 | By Jonathan Kaiman, Los Angeles Times

A 30-story hotel in Changsha went up in two weeks. Some question the safety in that, but the buil...

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Shaun Carvalho
February 29, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

He has been a driving force behind multiple safety-orientated initiatives at Shawmut, including S...

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January 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

New knowledge center web site demonstrates efficacy of smoke detection. 

January 12, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Now widely accepted as the construction industry's standard measure of safety performance, the ST...

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Great Solutions BD+C December 2011
December 10, 2011 | By Leslie Streicher, Associate Editor, and Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The editors of Building Design+Construction present 10 “Great Solutions” that highlight innovativ...

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October 17, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

 

“Detailed Analysis of U.S. College and University Annual Clery Act Reports” study now av...

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September 14, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

82% of public, private and 2-year specialized colleges and universities believe they are not very...

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