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Butterworth-Heineman Releases High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety Third Edition

BOSTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Butterworth-Heineman announces the third edition of High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety by Geoff Craighead. A comprehensive reference for planning, executing, and managing security and safety operations within high-rise buildings, the book spells out the characteristics of skyscrapers, details the type of security and safety systems commonly found in them, outlines how to conduct risk assessments, and explains policies and procedures designed to protect life and property. The book provides a compendium of laws, codes, standards, and guidelines that govern security and safety.

This book is an indispensable day-to-day resource for real estate owners; security and safety directors; architects and builders; building, fire department and law enforcement engineers and officials; and insurance firms.

This third edition provides the following new features:

  • Separately details skyscrapers, office towers, hotels, residential and apartment buildings, and mixed-use facilities, and explains how patterns of use and types of tenancy impact building security and life safety
  • Includes updated fire and life safety standards and guidelines
  • Includes a CD-ROM with sample survey checklists, a sample building emergency management plan, and other useful security and fire life safety resources

Praise for the Third Edition:

"Outstanding book. Tons of facts and graphs. Some of the best historical information that I have seen in a book in years. Extensive research utilized as well as many great references used throughout the book." -- Mark H. Beaudry, CPP, author of Contemporary Lodging Security

"The third edition of High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety is extraordinarily thorough. It has covered every possible issue relating to high-rise building security." -- Dennis O. Challinger, Criminology Department Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia

About Geoff Craighead

Mr. Craighead, CPP, BSCP, a leading life safety and security expert with 25 years of experience in the operations of high-rise facilities, is vice president of high-rise and real estate services for Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., a member of ASIS International Board of Directors, and chair of the ASIS Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline Committee. He also serves on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) High-Rise Building Safety Advisory Committee and is a member of the Architectural Engineering Institute.

Butterworth-Heinemann, an imprint of Elsevier, is the leading publisher of physical security resources.

To interview Geoff Craighead or receive a preview copy of the book for review please contact:

    Debra McElhaney
    [email protected]
    858-875-6265

SOURCE Butterworth-Heineman

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