Facility Security Design

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24 - 26 February 2016
Hilton Fort Worth

Use your security dollars wisely!

A cost-effective, fully functional facility security system design is the foundation of your organization's protection and loss control program. In this intensive, three-day program you will learn from leading security design architects, engineers, and operations experts proven cost-effective facility security design methods and ideas on how best to present a sound business case to senior management.

Please Note:
This program includes a visit to a third party site. The host organization may require the use of non-disclosure agreements. Subject to the requirements of the host organization, the agreements offered to nationals and non-nationals of the host country may differ.

Registration Fees

 Immediate Benefits

Transition from theory to practice to determine your security needs

Analyze methods to reduce and control security project costs

Examine multiple approaches to assess risks, threats, and vulnerabilities

Gain a deeper understanding of the structured approach used by engineers and architects to design fully integrated security systems.

Master your ability to define security design requirements and select appropriate countermeasures and security technologies that reduce or mitigate risk and protect client assets.

Learn to prepare and defend a security business case that outlines the security design and shows advantages, as well as address key financial analysis to management.

Identify effective project management techniques

 Who Should Attend

  • ​Architects, Engineers, Designers, Integrators
  • Security directors
  • Practitioners responsible for their organization's physical security controls
  • Personnel directly involved in the design, specification, implementation, operation, or maintenance of security systems

 Program Overview

Onsite Tour
Assess and analyze security systems and operations using knowledge gained in the classroom during an exclusive, customized behind the scenes tour of a local facility.

Practical Exercise
Learn how to integrate the design process for physical security systems. Create your own architectural and engineering design solutions based on a multi-story facility design practicum. 

LEED and GREEN: Sustainability's Impact on Security
Learn how LEED and sustainability strategies will impact your existing or proposed building.

Designing to Resist Terrorist Attacks
Develop a basic understanding of how to cost-effectively approach the protection of your people and critical infrastructure. Learn how to evaluate the level of risk from terrorist attacks and the consequences.

Overview of Security Countermeasures and Their Selection
Examine how security countermeasures are derived from functional security design requirements. Learn how to build a layered security solution. Better understand security technology systems and their role in facility design and operation.

The Security Design Process
Develop a responsive design project on time and within budget. Learn to interface successfully with the design process by applying sound engineering analysis, project management skills, CPTED, and proven architectural security techniques.

Design Team Interfaces
Discuss techniques and requirements that ensure effective communication and coordination between team members and the various design disciplines.

Functional Requirements and Conceptual Design
Learn how the designer establishes security requirements, the desired level of protection, and how these requirements evolve into a complete functional security design, traceable through the life of the project. 

Security Program Integration
Gain exposure to the approach and techniques of systems integration applied during the design stage, and that culminate in a complete security program and master plan.
Security System Documentation
Review the major aspects of design documentation and learn how to manage the preparation of design deliverables.

Estimating the Cost of the Project
Learn to produce an estimate based on information gained from various sources that are in line with the functional design requirements and the basis of design.

Engineering Design Considerations
Understand how a security system design is developed and converted into a facility design solution.

Value Engineering
Explore how to control costs by avoiding rework, achieving optimum equipment utilization, manpower reduction, and proper use of consultants.

Preparing and Presenting a Security Business Case
Discuss security's contribution to a company's bottom line and examine how to successfully present and defend your security business case to management. Learn how to get approval and how to get a sufficient capital budget for implementation.

Managing Project Changes
Learn how to deal with the impact of the inevitable changes in requirements, scope, budgets, and/or changes in direction.

Completing the Process
Address procurement—the bid and selection process, evaluation criteria, successful bid negotiation, and project award techniques—before moving on to construction administration.

It is assumed that participants have a basic familiarity with CPTED, security equipment, and physical security.

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Hotel cut-off date extended until February 5, 2016!

Registration Hours
Tuesday: 5:00–6:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00–8:00 am

Program Hours
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Registration Fees
Fee includes daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and a networking reception. Hotel costs are not included. 

 Early Bird
Member$ 995$1,095

Hotel Information

Hilton Fort Worth
815 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $165 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until February 5, 2016 or until the room block is full.


Team Discount:
Receive a 10% discount when three to five attendees register from the same organization, 15% for six or more. Email asis@asisonline.org for details.

Certification Discount:
ASIS members and nonmembers holding the distinction of CPP, PCI, and PSP receive a $25 discount per classroom program. This discount is automatically applied at checkout.


Mr Jean-Yves R Cote
  • Mr Jean-Yves R Cote
  • President
  • Protems 6558518 Canada
  • Ottawa ON, CANADA
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Mr. Cote retired from the Canadian Armed Forces as an Officer (CELE) in 1995. He owns an Engineering Degree from the Royal Military College (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario. Since his retirement, he formed his own company providing Professional Engineering Services in the fields of Electronic Security and Telecommunications Systems to numerous Government Agencies such as the Department of National Defense, Federal and Provincial Prisons as well as the private Industry. He has completed numerous Threat and Risk Assessment and designed analog as well as IP-based systems. With more than twenty of experience in these fields he acquired an in depth of analog and IP-based technologies.
Mr Rene L Rieder, Jr, CPP, PSP
  • Mr Rene L Rieder, Jr, CPP, PSP
  • Associate Principal
  • Arup
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Rene Rieder Jr is an Associate Principal with Arup Security/Risk group. He has more than 18 years of experience in the field of security design and consulting engineering. His experience includes comprehensive physical and electronic security system design of access control, video surveillance and perimeter intrusion direction systems. Rene holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University. He is both a Physical Security Professional and Certified Protection Professional with ASIS. Rene is currently a Certified Homeland Security Professional – Level IV and Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist. He is currently the Vice Chairperson for the Security Architecture & Engineering Council.
Mr Mark Schreiber, CPP
  • Mr Mark Schreiber, CPP
  • Principal Consultant
  • Safeguards Consulting, Inc.
  • Simpsonville SC, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Mark Schreiber is a Security Engineer and Consultant who has been in the industry for over 15 years. Mark is an ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and has designed all forms of physical security systems across the globe. Typical system designs are large campus, critical infrastructure systems that integrate complex access control, video surveillance, and perimeter intrusion systems for Fortune 1000 clients. As a member of the Security Architecture and Engineering Council, Mark has presented at previous ASIS Seminars. In addition, Mark is the Vice Chairman of the ASIS Critical Infrastructure Working Group (CIWG) and a member of the Information Technology Security Council (ITSC).