RESTON, Va. - Building security systems, including site planning and threat analysis, are a critical part of infrastructure security and a new reality for future building designs.

The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), in conjunction with the Steel and Ornamental Metal Institutes of New York and The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP), will explore security issues at the Building Security Symposium in New York City on March 10-11, at the McGraw-Hill Companies Conference Center.

The two-day symposium will bring together top engineering, security, and design experts and researchers to address basic principles in building security as well as state-of-the-art mitigation needs and techniques. The sessions will provide guidelines for use by all building professionals, including architects, engineers, builders, developers, building owners, and government officials.

Featured topics include risk assessment, building envelope and egress design, progressive collapse analysis, physical security concerns, fire protection, and mechanical and electrical issues.

Publication date: 02/07/2005