BAS and Security
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
For the University of California–San Diego’s Health Sciences 2 Research Laboratory Building, ZGF Architects used a mix of lighting techniques to enhance safety. Occupancy sensors control lighting use in labs and offices. The ground-floor lobby is on a timer so that it can be illuminated at night. Photo: Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing
Campus crime—whether real or perceived—presents Building Teams with more opportunities for early-...read more
The twist maximizes floor space and decreases the amount of shadows the building will cast on the...read more
The precision engineering of TGP’s Fireframes Aluminum Series creates narrow profiles and crisp s...read more
From a high-tech classroom lockdown system to an impact-resistant wide-stile door line, BD+C edit...read more
The new software identifies critical failures of components and systems, code and ADA-compliance...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
Many of the principles and concepts described in our Special Report on K-12 security also apply t...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
From a dual fire-CO detector to an aspiration-sensing fire alarm, BD+C editors present a roundup...read more
Agreement Provides 50,000 Public Entities with Simplified Access to Comprehensive Suite of Produc...read more
Researchers at the DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conclude that significant energy s...read more
Simplex TrueAlert ES uses addressable technology to improve protection, simplify installation and...read more
To achieve the goals of sustainability and high performance, stakeholders in new construction and...read more
A survey of 291 building owners by IDC Energy Insights shows that 50% of owners use smart buildin...read more
Seegers Student Union at Muhlenberg College has been reconstructed to serve as the core of social...read more
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July event in Key West will target decision makers in the insurance and construction industries....
“Detailed Analysis of U.S. College and University Annual Clery Act Reports” study now av...read more
82% of public, private and 2-year specialized colleges and universities believe they are not very...read more
SAIC, McLean, Va. (2011 construction revenues: $185,390,000), said it plans to cut its workforce...read more
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