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Lab Accidents on the Rise

- Accidents and missing shipments are increasing at the laboratories dealing with the world's deadliest toxins.

Complex Protection Made Easy

- The security team at Houston’s 60-acre Greenway Plaza protects its ten office buildings with judicious use of CCTV, access control, and a well-trained officer force.

Hurricane Defenses

- Find out how buildings could be strengthened against hurricanes in a NIST report that recommends enforcing strict building standards for hurricane-prone regions.

Building Designs Cope with Threats

- Public and private buildings will have no choice but to comply with building modifications in locations where municipal governments adapt federal codes, as has already occurred in New York City. But improvements are still voluntary in most cities.

Glittering CCTV System is Gold

- A gem of a CCTV system protects a distinctive jewelry design center

Water Security on Tap

- Water utilities look to security basics, drug companies gain from BioShield II, and the use of jamming technologies to thwart terrorists.

Preparing Buildings for Biochemical Threats

- A joint government report addresses several approaches to biochemical threats to buildings.

Third Stairway Rule Causes Controversy

- New building code guidelines, critics argue, will stop the construction of high-rise office buildings beyond 420 feet.

DHS Spending Criticized

- The GAO found that the role of the portfolio managers was never finalized and that the S&T directorate does not require documentation of how determinations are made about where research and development projects and funds are directed. In addition, it was discovered that the portfolio managers were not required to attend ethics training specific to their jobs

Levers Against Liability

- To reduce premises liability exposure, companies must take sufficient and consistent measures that can be defended in court.


- A controversial third stairwell is one of the new building code requirements for high rises issued after a three-year study done in the wake of 9-11.

Building Security

- Find out which retrofit option is best to protect your building from a number of chemical releases according to a joint government report.

It Does Not Pay to Delay

- According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a fire breaks out in a building every 60 seconds in the United States. Automatic sprinklers can play a vital role in saving lives and preservation of property.

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