Critical Training, Certification, and Skill
We have responded to some of our clients that have serious concerns about the growing potential for Life Security (Hostile Events/Active Shooters concerns per NFPA) and workplace violence by digging deep into the matter and earning the critical training, certification, and skill of Physical Security Professional (PSP) from the “gold standard” American Society for Industrial Security International (ASIS).
We are one of the first and only firms with architectural (RA) and security (PSP) certifications.
a) This valuable certification prepares and enables us to design and manage facility Life Security implementations, where we promote gaining a comprehensive understanding of your campus security needs and installations.b) Once we have this total understanding, we can help create a certified Masterplan of future implementations that fits your budget and fulfills your need for accountability.c) The need for security planning is highly variable, unique per client, locale and project, even emotional like all felt needs, however the need for Life Security, however NFPA, IBC, OSHA, FEMA, DHS, and other associations and regulators are beginning to create codes and recommendations that will influence the facilities in the future (new and existing).
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a) Analytical & Pre-Design Services
b) Moisture Detection Services
c) Design Services
d) Project Management Services
e) Quality Control Services
We can provide and/or manage Expanded Interior Design services for special decoration needs that include activities beyond typical minor finish and color selections that include:
a. Floor finish borders and designs,b. Special ceiling design soffits, coffers, and clouds,c. Architectural lighting design, with special fixture selection and lighting controls, etc.d. Cabinet and casework designe. Branding/company colors/logo coordination and adaptationf. Wayfinding signage and special signage implementation.
Life Security: Distinguished from Life Safety and Fire Safety, it deals with the protection of occupants from Hostile Events/Active Shooters through appropriate design, materials, technology, and operations.
Master-planning: Often associated with the campus site (but not necessarily limited in that way), it is concerned with the comprehensive evaluation and planning of new or renovation work in a phased and orderly manner. Commonly addressing a long-range plan of action and associated budgeting processes. (i.e., used to coordinate the location, timing budgeting of adding a new building and the associated parking area to be compatible with driveway expansions)
Special Services: We consider supplemental services such as Accessibility Studies, Health/Life Safety Surveys, Bleacher Inspections, Structural/Condition Inspections, and Life Security Design/Program Management as somewhat non-traditional services.
Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program: The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading fire safety association throughout the country, has recently provided NFPA 3000(PS) to provide coordinate direction to an emergency responder. Additionally, they have provided NFPA 730 Guide for Premises Security and are becoming the foundational example of other model codes and requirements to come (like the ICC-IBC).