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Title: BUILDING DESIGN AND SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES FOR SECURITY THREATS
Authors: YONG JING YING KELLY
Keywords: Building
Project and Facilities Management
Security threats
Issue Date: 2-Jun-2010
Citation: YONG JING YING KELLY (2010-06-02T05:03:59Z). BUILDING DESIGN AND SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES FOR SECURITY THREATS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Since the September 11 incident that happened in the year 2001, terrorism has been a great threat to all countries globally. It can occur at any place or time, setting us unprepared which may bring upon another tragedy of September 11. With that, the aspect on security has grow to be an important criteria in building structures, other than designing a building for its intended use and structurally safe for its occupants. Hence, the intention of this report is to highlight the various areas in a building which is affected by security threats. The thesis seeks to discover the physical aspect of buildings, categorizing the diverse characteristics such as the type, location, and profile of building and its level of activities. Furthermore, the thesis displays the potential locations of a building that can be influential to a secured facility. A description on differing security technologies on detection, delay, and response have been covered in the report. The author has conducted a case study on an anonymous building with the nature of being an assembly facility. The case study is conducted to showcase the methods and techniques that are utilized in the anonymous building and the success of the building in maintaining its defensibility as well as being a publicly accessed building. This thesis had presented comprehensive researches on various security implications that can potentially influence the security tightness of a building. Together with the researches and analysis conducted on the study of security threats impacting on building’s design and technologies, various planning of building security approaches and security devices are proposed so as to meet the objectives of this thesis. Recommendations have been made to inform building owners on the various security systems suitable for the different locations of a building.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223994
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