How Modern Design and CPTED Have Adapted to the New Face of Crime

by MICHAEL LOVELADY, CxA, CFPS, CSPM

BACKGROUND

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) began as a hypothesis that the physical environment influenced human behavior, more specifically criminal behavior. As CPTED principles were incorporated into architectural designs, verified and improved, the theoretical concept of CPTED was formed.

CPTED is said to have originated by criminologist C. Ray […]

By |October 17th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

School Violence and the Evolution of K-12 Security

by MICHAEL LOVELADY, CxA, CFPS, CSPM
Many of us can remember a time when school security meant remembering to close the classroom door when you left for the day. This was a time when the front doors stood open all day and anyone could walk into the building unannounced to walk the halls and observe […]

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Obtaining an Accurate Energy Model for Your Building

A senior engineer for a large national property owner recently asked me about the accuracy of energy modeling while mentioning his team’s uneasiness with trusting energy model results. As a long time modeler, I find this a disheartening, but not uncommon question and sentiment. But there are steps that can be taken to significantly […]

By |June 20th, 2016|Articles|0 Comments

Energy Modeling for Convention Centers and Event Venues

Over the past decade, many convention centers and event venues across the United States have sought to distinguish themselves by “going green.”  Adopting environmental and energy friendly practices not only reduces utility and maintenance costs, but has served as a key marketing tool for attracting clients and events to their facilities. To this end, many […]

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