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Security Practices In a High-Rise Environment

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04 - 05 May 2015
Palomar Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ, UNITED STATES


Modern high rise security in a post-9/11 world

High rise security’s defining moment happened when the 9/11 terrorists destroyed New York’s Twin Towers. The disaster forced a redefinition of the strategic fundamentals used to protect commercial and residential high rises.

A high rise is exposed to all the normal security risks of a street-level structure including crime, vandalism, and disturbances. But, the uniqueness of its physical stature calls for a different protection approach. Tall buildings house a high population in a concentrated area. Movement is restricted to elevators and stairwells. Limited entrances and exits cause another safety concern. The swell of humanity and numerous corridors provide anonymity for plotting criminals and terrorists. From underground garages to the roof, a successful high rise security plan tackles challenges literally from the ground up.

Solidify your fundamental knowledge of protecting tall buildings. This comprehensive program covers access control, proper utilization of security personnel, emergency preparedness, customer service expectations, fire life safety systems, and building evacuations.
 
Sponsored by the ASIS Commercial Real Estate Council and the Security Services Council

Registration Fees

 Pertinent Information

 Immediate Benefits

​• See prestigious high-rise security programs in action.

• Learn appropriate responses to workplace violence and active shooter incidents in high rises.

• Develop ways of controlling access within a mixed-use high-rise environment.

• Learn the common mistakes when choosing a security contractor.

• Learn how to improve the customer service skills of your personnel.

• Advance your knowledge of fire life safety systems and evacuations.

• Learn how high rises have evolved and how that evolution impacts high rise security.

 Who Should Attend

​• Security officers

• Security directors/managers

• Life safety directors

• Property managers

• Facility supervisors

 Program Overview

Circles of Significance
Take a focused look at the unique challenges of commercial real estate security management and use case studies on the formation of coalitions between the private and public sector. To be effective and successful, commercial real estate security professionals must fulfill a special role in forming proactive relationships with tenants, facility managers, and the public sector. Whether it is a shopping mall, a sports arena, or an office property, successful security professionals are part of a healthy network and form extremely powerful “circles of significance.”

High Rise Building Evacuations
When not performed correctly, high rise evacuations can be a very dangerous process. Many variables—building design, use, density, type of emergency, location of emergency—should be considered. Evacuations need to be planned, controlled, and practiced prior to an actual event. Learn how evacuations from high rises differ from other types of buildings, fire life safety code compliance, procedure development, personnel requirements, considerations unique to high rises, and training.

High Rise and Multi-Tenant Security Awareness and Communications
Multi-tenant building security requires the engagement of occupants. Security professionals must develop integrated communications that increase awareness, educate, and motivate occupants. Properly planned and consistently implemented communications programs mitigate risk, reduce crime, and increase overall safety and security of the building and its occupants. Learn how to develop a security awareness and communications plan that integrates print, online, and social media to increase awareness, communicate with and train tenants, and provide access to security and safety resources.

High Rise and Multi-Tenant Building Emergency Announcements
Communicating emergencies to your building’s occupants is a complicated and difficult task. Building officials responsible for the announcements must have quick access to the script. Internal public address systems must be functional and audible to all building occupants. Tenants must understand the importance of listening for and responding to the directions given. Delays in making an emergency announcement or the simple absence of any announcement in a critical incident will most likely be critiqued, challenged, and even litigated for years to come. This session addresses the components of an effective emergency communication protocol in ensuring the security and safety of a high rise and multi-tenant building.

Introduction to Threat Indicators and Early Identifications Strategies
What are the common threat indicators facing us today? What are some early identifications strategies that can be used by those working in high rises—everyone from the cleaners to building engineers to property managers?

Office and Personal Safety in High Rise Buildings
Train tenants and employees how to protect their companies against office creepers. Hear how to avoid becoming a victim of crime or identity theft. Learn what thieves look for in parking lots and things you can do to protect against vehicle brake-ins. This train-the-trainer session teaches how to deliver a safety message to high rise building occupants before something goes terribly wrong. This fast paced, informative session gives useful training materials that participants can customize to fit their specific workplace.

Workplace Violence and Active Shooter in a High Rise Environment
When violence strikes in the high rise workplace, how the building staff, tenants, visitors, and YOU react and respond can be a life or death decision. Look at how high rise workplace violence and active shooter incidents are unique. What are the options? What is the correct thing to do? What can you do to prevent, prepare, educate, and respond? The session focuses on how high rises are different, the characteristics of actual events, and best practices in preventing and preparing the staff and occupants.

Using Technology Properly and Proactively to Enhance Your Security Operations
Take a look at how to use the latest innovations and technologies available to design a comprehensive security solution that centralizes information, creates a dashboard view, and helps predict spikes in incidents in behaviors based on past trends. From smart cameras to biometrics to smart phone applications to smart tour systems, review how to create a multi-phased plan to move from forensic security to proactive security and how to ultimately reduce the number of staff required.

High Rise Development and Use
A history of high-rise buildings and how their design and the systems within them have impacted security and safety.

Other exciting activities include:
Panel discussion and evaluations

Table top exercises

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours
Monday: 7:00–8:00 am

Program Hours

8:00 am–5:00 pm
 
Inclusive
Fees include daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and a networking reception.
 
Exclusive
Hotel costs are not included.

Fees 
 
Early-bird
3/7
After
3/7
Member
$   825
$  925
Nonmember
$1,125
$1,225


 

Hotel
Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $169 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until the room block is full or April 13, 2015.

Palomar Phoenix
2 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
+1.800.Kimpton
+1.602.253.6633

 Discounts

​​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.

 Faculty

Mr Geoffrey T Craighead, CPP
  • Mr Geoffrey T Craighead, CPP
  • Vice President, Field Training & Development
  • Allied Universal
  • Santa Ana CA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: High Rise Development and Use

Bio: Security executive with extensive experience in security management and contract security. For 34 years he has been involved with the security and life safety operations of facilities in Hong Kong and North America. He is a content expert in security operations and crisis management for corporate campus and commercial high-rise facilities and a published author and qualified expert witness in high-rise security, fire life safety, and emergency planning.
Bio: Security executive with extensive experience in security management and contract security. For 34 years he has been involved with the security and life safety operations of facilities in Hong Kong and North America. He is a content expert in security operations and crisis management for corporate campus and commercial high-rise facilities and a published author and qualified expert witness in high-rise security, fire life safety, and emergency planning.
Mr LaNile R Dalcour
  • Mr LaNile R Dalcour
  • Security Director
  • Brookfield Properties
  • Washington DC, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Table Top Exercise

Bio: LaNile Dalcour is a 21 year veteran in commercial real estate, life safety and security. LaNile is the Security Director for Brookfield Properties covering the DC, Virginia and Maryland regions security and life safety program, also as Brookfield’s National Training Coordinator. For 8 years LaNile worked at the world renowned Sears Tower, served a rotation as FEMA’s Private Sector Representative during spring and summer of 2011. LaNile is a board member on AOBA’s Emergency Preparedness Committee, a member of ASIS and serves as Chairman of ASIS Commercial Real Estate Council.
Bio: LaNile Dalcour is a 21 year veteran in commercial real estate, life safety and security. LaNile is the Security Director for Brookfield Properties covering the DC, Virginia and Maryland regions security and life safety program, also as Brookfield’s National Training Coordinator. For 8 years LaNile worked at the world renowned Sears Tower, served a rotation as FEMA’s Private Sector Representative during spring and summer of 2011. LaNile is a board member on AOBA’s Emergency Preparedness Committee, a member of ASIS and serves as Chairman of ASIS Commercial Real Estate Council.
Mr R William Leap, CPP
  • Mr R William Leap, CPP
  • Vice President
  • Titan Security Services, Inc.
  • Chicago IL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Using Technology Properly and Proactively to Enhance Your Security Operations
Session: Workplace Violence and Active Shooter in a High Rise Environment
Session: High Rise Building Evacuations

Bio: Bill Leap, CPP Vice President, Security Services Titan Security Services, Inc., Chicago, IL As Vice President of Security Services, Bill is responsible for the design and implementation of manned and remote security services. This includes security assessments, project management, planning and quality control. Bill has achieved accreditation by ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP). He is also a Member of the ASIS Security Services Council, BOMA Chicago Security Sub-Committee and InfraGard. Previous to his current position, Bill was the General Manager for the Chicago and St. Louis offices of G4S Wackenhut, a multinational security provider. In 2005, within hours after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Bill was one of the first security professionals’ onsite providing emergency response and crisis management services in the New Orleans area. Bill served in a military intelligence capacity in the US Army with the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam and 66th MI Group in Europe. He holds Illinois Private Security Contractor, Private Detective and Registered Firearms Instructor licenses. Bill is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Mr Joseph Ricci
  • Mr Joseph Ricci
  • President/CEO
  • Ricci Communications
  • Alexandria VA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: High-Rise and Multi-Tenant Security Awareness and Communications

Bio: Joseph Ricci has nearly 25 years of practical experience in the strategic development and implementation of integrated communications to increase awareness and engagement generating results and action. Ricci is founder and President of Ricci Communications, a full-service marketing communications firm serving security, association, government and corporate clients including Andrews International, Cintas, DirecTV, iJET, Hirsch Electronics, Kroll, Morse Watchman, PSA Security, Securitas USA, Talk-A-Phone, Universal Protection Services and Valiant Solutions, as well as the Federal Trade Commission’s Do Not Call Campaign and the General Services Administration (GSA). Ricci has nearly 20 years of experience in the security industry including serving as Executive Director of the National Association of Security Companies (NASCO), the largest international contract security services organization; Vice President, Corporate Communications for Vance International, a $200 million private security company; and Director, Marketing and Government/Public Relations for ASIS International, the largest international association for security professionals. Ricci he is an active member of the ASIS Security Services Counsel (Chairman 2005 – 07), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations and the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE) serving on the APAC Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Professional Services Association (PSA) and the Overseas Advisory Council (OSAC) and has served as Chairman of the Security Committee for the Coalition for Government Procurement; Advisor to the Board of Directors on Physical Security and Integration for the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA); Security and Safety Advisor for Today’s Facility Management magazine and Total Facilities Conference; the Security Industry Association (SIA) Government Marketing and Homeland Security Committee; and GOVSEC Planning and Advisory Committee. Ricci has testified before the United States Congress on several issues and has been quoted in the USA Today, AP, LA Times, New York Times, The Washington Post and hundreds of print and online outlets, as well as appeared on CNN, ABC Nightly News, MSNBC and other broadcast media. He is a frequent speaker and author on association and communications topics, participating and organizing dozens of conferences. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and is active in ASAE. He earned a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from George Mason University and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Virginia Tech.
Ms Laurie L Simmons, CPP, PSP
  • Ms Laurie L Simmons, CPP, PSP
  • Manager Property Protection
  • Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq
  • Bloomington MN, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Introduction to Threat Indicators and Early Identification Strategies

Bio: Current Responsibilities: As manager of Property Protection, Laurie’s primary focus is on physical security, access control administration and security management. She’s responsible for overseeing the on-site guards for 16 locations along with patrol services for 35 locations across the Twin Cities. She’s currently responsible for the programming and administration of four different access control systems, administrates over 20,000 access cards in approximately 45 locations across the Twin Cities. She also conducts security audits and assists managers in reviewing their security and life safety processes by completing security reviews along with completing RFP’s for larger scale projects. A significant component of Laurie’s role is her personalized working relationship with the property managers, engineers, and most importantly our tenant contacts on a daily basis. Past Experience: Laurie’s professional career started at United Properties, the predecessor to NorthMarq in 1990. Laurie started out as a file clerk in the Accounting department. She was promoted to Accounts Payable/Receivable and Bookkeeper. It was in 1994 that she joined the Property Protection department as an assistant manager. In 2010, Laurie was promoted to manager of Property Protection. Professional and Community Involvement: Laurie joined ASIS International in 2002. She earned and has been designated as a Physical Security Professional (PSP) by ASIS International in 2005. She earned and has been designated as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by ASIS International in 2008. She has earned a Certificate in Suspicion Indicators Recognition & Assessment System Law Enforcement Practitioner. Laurie achieved the Behavior Detection Indictor Assessment Instructor certification powered by the SIRA System in December 2014. Laurie is currently serving as a Regional Vice President (RVP) for Regional 2B for ASIS International, is a member of the Awards Committee for ASIS International and a member of the Commercial Real Estate Council where she moderated a webinar in Workplace Violence in 2014 along with being the Women in Security Liaison for the Commercial Real Estate Council.
Ms Shelly S Tygielski
  • Ms Shelly S Tygielski
  • President
  • Kent Security Services
  • North Miami FL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Shelly Tygielski is the President of Kent Services, a privately held security and technology firm founded in 1982. She was the Vice President of Marketing at the largest residential property management firm in North America, built and sold a Marketing Strategy Firm that specialized in residential and commercial real estate, and has raised more than $300M in capital for private equity funds. She has worked as a strategic marketing and sales consultant for dozens of Fortune 1000 and Inc 500 companies, helping them develop their business development teams and obtain a return on investment.
Mr Carlos Villarreal
  • Mr Carlos Villarreal
  • Senior Vice President
  • Comerical Real Estate
  • Mokena IL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Office and Personal Safety in High Rise Buildings

Bio: Mr. Villarreal, CST has over 33 years of experience working in the commercial real estate space. He is nationally recognized as an expert in class "A" high-rise buildings, specializing in physical security, emergency management and training. He is a sought–after speaker and trainer for clients, building tenants and trade association. In his current position he oversees all aspects of SecurAmerica LLC commercial real estate business throughout the United States. He is a Certified Security Trainer, serves as the membership chair for ASIS Commercial Real Estate Council and a former US Marine.
Bio: Mr. Villarreal, CST has over 33 years of experience working in the commercial real estate space. He is nationally recognized as an expert in class "A" high-rise buildings, specializing in physical security, emergency management and training. He is a sought–after speaker and trainer for clients, building tenants and trade association. In his current position he oversees all aspects of SecurAmerica LLC commercial real estate business throughout the United States. He is a Certified Security Trainer, serves as the membership chair for ASIS Commercial Real Estate Council and a former US Marine.
Mr Paul M Wilson, CPP
  • Mr Paul M Wilson, CPP
  • Executive Vice President
  • Apex3 Security
  • Streamwood IL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: High Rise and Multi-Tenant Building Emergency Announcements

Bio: Paul M. Wilson, CPP, currently serves as Executive Vice President for Premier Security and Apex3 Security in Chicago. He has a decade of experience in overseeing, developing and implementing security and life safety programs in large commercial buildings. Paul is board certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional. Prior to joining the security industry, he served in municipal law enforcement. He has almost two decades of experience writing and delivering training programs for law enforcement and security professionals.
Mr Mark T Wright
  • Mr Mark T Wright
  • Security Director-Houston Region
  • Brookfield Property Partners
  • Houston TX, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Circles of Significance

Bio: Mark Wright is Director of Security for Brookfield in the Houston Region. In that role, he directs and administers security and emergency response operations for the 8.5 million square feet of commercial high-rise office buildings, owned and operated by his firm in Houston’s central business district. Brookfield employs a contract security service firm which provides in excess of 4,700 hours per week. Wright has been involved in high rise office building security and life safety programs for over thirty years. He served as the local agent for one of Houston's largest providers of uniformed security personnel services until 1986. For three years he was a security systems design specialist and project manager for a major high rise office development and management firm. For the last 25 years Wright has filled the role as a regional director of life safety and security for multiple high rise office portfolios which at various stages included Allen Center, Cullen Center, Continental Center, Heritage Plaza, Total Plaza and Wells Fargo Plaza. Community and Professional Roles:  Founding member of the Houston High Rise Triad committee formed by the city's fire chief to improve the responses of building occupants and responding firefighters. He currently serves as its President.  Founding Chair of the Houston Police Department's Positive Interaction Program for the Central Business District.  Charter member in the Emergency Planning Committee for the Houston Downtown Management District.  Former Chair of the Security Preparedness Committee for Houston Building Owners and Managers Association.  Former Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Council of ASIS International. Wright is an active member of the real estate and security community, presenting professional development seminars for organizations such as ASIS International, Building Owners and Managers Association and the Institute of Real Estate Management. He was a contributor to the Third Edition of “High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety,” an authoritative security resource volume authored by Geoff Craighead, CPP. Wright has also authored several articles on security and fire safety for local and national real estate publications