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Security - November 2003

The Security landing page for Facility Professionals.

Building Operating Management
Talk of code changes tops legal agendaDoes the collapse of the World Trade Center towers hold lessons for the design and construction of buildings? The answer could shape the next generation of codes. Plus, why terrorism insurance is such a mess


Building Operating Management
What is ‘safe’?By the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, it had become commonplace to observe that everything had changed. What wasn’t clear then — and in many respects isn’t clear today — is exactly how much buildings need to change. Already, as this special report shows, many things about buildings have been rethought: There are tighter procedures, more guards, steps to protect HVAC systems, some system upgrades, and a higher priority for security in budgets and the design process. But is all of that enough?