UK Security Expo has scheduled Designing Out Terrorism, a conference that discusses the need to adopt a security-minded approach to design, for its second day at the London Olympia in November.
Developed to address the threats posed to UK citizens, borders and infrastructure, UK Security Expo will bring over 250 exhibitors into contact with more than 10,000 visitors from the Government, transport industry, military, emergency services and public and private sectors.
Designing Out Terrorism is a dedicated, one day conference scheduled for Day Two of the event. It will explore what master planners, architects and engineers need to consider when designing security in at concept stage.
The conference will discuss topics such as BIM and security, occupant security strategies, the role of crime prevention through environmental design, and the use of resilient materials and enhanced blast-resistant façades.
Visitors will also learn how buildings can be adapted to mitigate marauding terrorist attacks, how buildings can be protected through securing wider local areas, and the relationship between smart buildings, control systems and cyber threat.
Visitor passes can be obtained free of charge from UK Security Expo’s website
‘Recent terrorist atrocities have seen an ever increasing use of traditional methods together with more widespread use of extremist, collaborative and more guile based actions,’ says Andrew Sieradzki of BuroHappold Engineering.
‘However, a “traditionalist” approach is now really insufficient in our 21st century world. The “terrorist” has expanded its capability, with potential outreach into our electronic devices, our building designs and, furthermore, might be able to influence our colleagues.
‘The virtual “terrorist” that cannot be “seen” is always looking to exploit these early adopters of technology and persons of ill intent.
‘Just as we have seen recent state investments in counter-terrorism defensive capabilities, personnel and protective advice, we need to have the right palette of counter-measures developed in advance of the threat manifesting itself.’
Andrew argues that this stance needs to be further adopted and deployed by organisations and institutions, from board level through to individuals, in considering the right and appropriate security-minded approach.
This year’s H&V News Awards have seen REHAU’s Smart Plumbing Manifold shortlisted in the Domestic HVAC Product of the Year – Components & Peripherals category.Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing, Posts
100 Queen Street, formerly known as Royal Exchange House, features Crittall steel windows prominently in its facade.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Facades, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Steel and Structural Frames, Walls, Windows
An innovative package from Gilberts Blackpool is allowing architects, designers and specifiers to reach new heights in commercial interior design.Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Posts
A recent survey has highlighted the growing need for accessible rented accommodation, and particularly homes with accessible bathrooms, say Closomat.Posted in Accessibility, Articles, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Interiors, Posts