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Facility Security Design

location_on Chicago, IL
$1095 Member Price
$1395 Nonmember Price

This program is full and we are no longer accepting registrations

Earn up to 21 CPE CREDITS

Learn proven methods for completing cost-effective facility security designs.

Integrating multiple security systems in a layered effect—including CPTED and architectural security, critical infrastructure protection, building designs, interior/exterior layout, intrusion detection systems, structural barriers, access controls, communications, and CCTV assessment—contributes to the protection of assets as well as the control and reduction of losses.  

This intensive, three-day program led by leading security design architects, engineers, and operations experts offers a detailed, systematic approach to the design of a fully-integrated physical security program. Acquire solid recommendations for improving protection against terrorism, workplace violence, street crime, and other threats. Participation in a three-day case study—and an off-site security site visit— allow you to immediately apply new information and understanding.

Please Note: This program includes an off-site visit. The host organization may require the use of non-disclosure agreements. Agreements offered to nationals and non-nationals of the host country may differ.

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 countermeasures and technologies that reduce risks and protect client assets
  • Learn how to prepare and defend a security business case before management
  • Identify effective project management techniques used to bid, enhance construction management, and implement security systems

Who Should Attend

  • Architects, 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

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Off-site Tour: Wrigley Field

Join participants and faculty for a private tour of historic Wrigley Field, home of the MLB Chicago Cubs. Assess and analyze security systems and operations using knowledge gained in the classroom during an exclusive, customized behind-the-scenes tour. Learn about Wrigley Field’s facility and operations, the primary security challenges that need to be addressed, and other unique considerations for the facility, including how they secure their staff and the public. 

Practical Exercise
Learn how to integrate design and 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 2009 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
Learn to interface successfully with the design process by applying sound engineering analysis, project management skills, CPTED, and proven architectural security techniques. Develop a responsive design project on time and within budget.

Design Team Interfaces
Explore the roles and responsibilities of key members. Discuss techniques that ensure effective communication and coordination between team members and the various design disciplines and how to introduce requirements at the appropriate times.

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

Security Program Integration
Gain exposure to the approach and techniques of systems integration that are 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.​​​​​


Mark Schreiber, CPP, President and Principal Consultant at Safeguards Consulting

Mark Schreiber, CPP, President and Principal Consultant at Safeguards Consulting, has been in the industry for almost 20 years. Mark has designed all forms of physical security systems across the globe including large campus, critical infrastructure systems that integrate complex access control, video surveillance, and perimeter intrusion systems for Fortune 100 clients. Through his experience and support of multiple ASIS Councils and other volunteer leadership positions, Mark has presented at multiple ASIS Annual Seminars and other programs.

Rene Rieder, Jr., CPP, PSP, Associate Principal with Arup

Rene Rieder, Jr., CPP, PSP, Associate Principal with Arup, has more than 20 years of experience in the field of security design and consulting engineering. This includes comprehensive physical and electronic security system design of access control, video surveillance, and perimeter intrusion detection systems. Rene holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University. His use of 3D and immersive design approach has been used for clients in the aviation transportation, cultural, and critical infrastructure sectors. Rene is the chair of the Security Architecture and Engineering Council at ASIS.

Jeff Lane, Integrated Solutions Specialist, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions

Jeff Lane, Integrated Solutions Specialist at ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions, is Vice Chairperson of the Security Architecture and Engineering Council at ASIS.

J. Kelly Stewart, Managing Director and CEO, Newcastle Consulting

J. Kelly Stewart is Managing Director & CEO of Newcastle Consulting, LLC – a full service Enterprise Security Risk and Information Management Consultancy that provides proactive, predictive, and responsive advice and access to information critical in building companies' resiliency to operational risk. He has more than 30 years of public / private sector experience as a security advisor, subject matter expert, and former chief security officer with Fortune 500 and 1000 corporations focused on enterprise risk, strategic security, information, and protection management. Kelly currently serves as an ASIS Council Vice President and as an ASIS Standards and Guidelines Commission Board Member.

Video Overview

Jeff Lane, Co-Vice Chair of the ASIS Security Architecture & Engineering Council describes the value this program offers to all security professionals. 

"This is information that every security professional needs to have in order to walk themselves through the design process. We go through risk analysis, functional design, deployment, talking to the C-suite, budgeting—the whole gamut of what it takes to design, deploy, and operationally handle a project."


"This course bridges the gap between the inspectors in the field and the physical security specialists at the headquarters level."
Keith Creighton, Federal Protective Service
"Go! It is worth it for invaluable training."
Christopher Powell, SCL Health

Hotel, Fees and Schedule

Hotel, Fees and Schedule

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Make your reservation online at or call +1.888.421.1442 and refer to the ASIS Summer Program for the special room rate of $199 single/double (plus tax).  This rate will be honored until 15 June 2018 or until the room block is full.


Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer travel discounts for ASIS International. To take advantage of these travel discounts, book your flights online or call +1.800.328.1111 and refer to meeting event code NMRV2 (Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm CT).

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  • Discounts apply to round trip travel only
  • Not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers
  • Fare rules will determine eligibility

Please note: There is no service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Registration Fees

Register before 26 May and save $100!

Member - $1095
Nonmember  - $1395

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

Registration Hours

Sunday, July 8
5:00–6:00 pm

Monday, July 9
7:00-8:00 am

Program Hours

Monday, July 9
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 10
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Wednesday, July 11
8:00 am–5:00 pm ​




If confirmation of registration and payment has not been received three days prior to the event, please email

Certificates of Attendance

ASIS reserves the right to withhold certificates, if attendance requirements are not met.

Last-Minute Registrations

While we welcome all registrations, including those on-site, the availability of handout materials cannot be guaranteed.


Business casual is recommended.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Each 50-minutes of instruction is worth one CPE. This program awards up to 14 CPEs.

Alternate Registration Methods

If you prefer, you can register by phone +1.703.519.6200, fax+1.703.519.6299, or mail.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

For a full refund or transfer credit, written requests must be received at least 10 days before the start date of the program. Those received less than 10 days prior will be charged a $100 cancellation/transfer fee.

Transfers will be limited to a maximum of two per original registration. No refunds or transfers are made for requests received on or after the start date. Contact us at +1.703.519.6200 or fax your request to ASIS Member Services at +1.703.519.6298.

Tours of Third-Party Sites

When a program includes a visit to or a tour of 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.

Team Discount

Receive a 10% discount when three to five attendees register from the same organization, 15% for six or more. Email for details.​