Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/219899
Title: ADOPTING SAFE AND SECURE BUILDING FEATURES TO COUNTER TERRORISM IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
Authors: KONG KAI LI
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Teo Ho Pin
2019/2020 PFM
Terrorism
Safety
Security
Facilities Management
Commercial Buildings
Case Study
Issue Date: 2-Dec-2019
Citation: KONG KAI LI (2019-12-02). ADOPTING SAFE AND SECURE BUILDING FEATURES TO COUNTER TERRORISM IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper contains a series of information on adopting safe and secure building designs and features to counter terrorism in Singapore’s commercial buildings. The purpose of this study is to assess the terrorism preparedness in Singapore’s commercial buildings located in the Central Business District by identifying buildings with high terrorist threats and evaluating its safety designs and features. Literature reviews are also conducted to highlight the global terrorism threats, its impacts and the need for Singaporeans to remain vigilant in order to counter potential threats as well as to save lives and minimise injuries and damages during a crisis. Other research methodologies include the use of survey questionnaires and interviews with the general public and the management team from various companies in the building industry to gain insightful information about the building safety and security. The surveys and interviews revealed that little emphasis is being placed on terrorism in Singapore’s commercial building. Hence, inadequate emergency procedures and trainings are put in place, leading to an inability to respond confidentially during a terrorist attack. Case studies including site investigations were also initiated in selected commercial buildings to investigate the terrorism preparedness of these buildings. This study provided a better understanding of the different types of building designs and features adopted and allowed the analysis of loopholes in these buildings. The opportunity to access the terrorism preparedness enables the recommendation of additional strategies to further enhance these buildings. This study is then concluded with different ways to motivate building owners to raise terrorism considerations in their buildings. Through the extensive research and usage of various forms of qualitative analysis, the objectives of this study were achieved. The contents can be found in Chapters 1 to 6 respectively.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/219899
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