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AIBC Van. Island May Meeting: Integration of Security and Life Safety
May 16 at 11:30 am - 1:30 pm UTC+0
Randall Romanin, Senior Architect & Security Specialist, will be presenting Integration of Security and Life Safety at the AIBC Vancouver Island chapter’s May meeting. The presentation will begin at 11:30 a.m. and is approved for 1 core learning unit.
There is a common misconception that security and safety conflict when applied to the built environment. After all, security conditions can impose limits on people movement that may be in conflict with planned evacuation paths to conform to applicable Codes or hardware that is prescribed for security may be in conflict with egress requirements. But, numerous projects have shown that security and safety can be integrated and can be compatible when the two disciplines are both at the table early in the design stage. This presentation will outline basic security principles and the collaboration that is needed at that early project stage to achieve security objectives and meet applicable fire and life safety Codes.
- Understand the common security and safety objectives as applied to the built environment
- Understand the potential conflicts with Building Code objectives using specific examples from the Code
- Become familiar with the required timing and process for collaboration between security and life safety consultants
- Understand how design of both life safety and security systems can positively or adversely impact each other
About the Speaker:
Randy has developed extensive knowledge in site perimeter and building security design having analyzed and developed upgrades to facilities in Canada and several countries around the world. He has a combined 30 years of project management and architectural experience, primarily in the field of security.