Security and Life Safety
In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C
BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...read more
This course will discuss major security-related principles in the design and construction of mult...read more
Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes, student housing, and senior-living communities. Photo courtesy Schlage
Four certified security professionals offer important advice.
High-security entrance to the new Sandy Hook School, Newtown, Conn. Photo: Katelyn Chapin
Selecting door and window systems for any building project demands a complete articulation of saf...read more
For federal courthouses, embassies, government facilities and other high profile buildings, build...read more
Pulse, in Orlando, Fla., where a terrorist attack killed 49 patrons. Could better design and engineering—like more exit doors—have mitigated the carnage? Image: EuroNews via Google
In the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre, the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic...read more
In an effort to balance security and fire safety features within codes, standards and planning, N...read more
The first U.S. installation of the ShakeAlarm was installed in North Portland, Ore.'s Radiator Building. All images: CoreFirst
The ShakeAlarm system recognizes and quantifies the faster but lower-energy seismic P-wave, which...read more
The Coltlite natural louvered ventilator provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire.
BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wa...read more
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
In 1996, the University of Pennsylvania’s sprawling campus in Philadelphia was in the grip of an...read more
When the designers at L. R. Kimball looked for an all-in-one clear, wire-free glazing solution th...read more
A study of protected bikes lanes in five U.S. cities shows a 21% to 171% increase in observed rid...read more
At $94 a square foot and "virtually indestructible," some school districts in Utah are opting to...read more
The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, h...read more
For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, I...read more
An exclusive survey reveals that Building Teams are doing their part to make the nation’s schools...read more
BD+C's exclusive five-part report on K-12 school security offers proven design advice,...read more
From facial recognition cameras to IP-based door hardware, here are key technology-related consid...read more
Our experts say no, but it could save lives. In this report, they offer recommendations on securi...read more
An overview of the 25 most popular continuing education courses on BDCuniversity.com.
Kate Steel of Steel Consulting Services offers tips and advice for choosing the correct code-comp...read more
New York's Reinvent Payphones competition attracts entries that transform the concept of public u...read more
A group of civil engineers from around the western U.S. is developing additions to the building c...read more
Skanska, an international construction and development firm, will host its eighth annual Safety W...read more
Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...read more
Tyco Integrated Security focused on delivering security solutions to commercial businesses.
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