Building security is crucial to consider in any type of modern facility. 

A building without the right security is a construction that is vulnerable. This is the reason why the security for a building, be it materials for blast protection and bullet resistance or package receivers, is planned out in detail as a collaborative effort through project management. The ultimate aim is to understand the overall purpose behind the security that is needed.

By actively incorporating the opinions of architects, suppliers, stakeholders and building owners and managers, more information and data can be collected. Therefore, it will be easier to ensure that the building’s security can be constructed to protect those within it more efficiently.

The role of different security specialists

These specialists can offer their perspectives on different aspects of your security, including your physical and digital security and security in the event of human and natural catastrophes. If these parties collaborate on a project, their combined experience can increase the success of the security within a building, and make it less likely that future security alterations will occur.

The difficulties encountered during collaboration

It can be difficult to control multiple parties that are working on the security of your building. Your specialists are going to approach the project from different angles. So, it may be tough to agree on the best decision.

If there is no synergy between the parties, it will be harder to meet deadlines and you may end up spending more money to fix any reworks. To avoid delays, it is important to keep all parties in contact with each other.

Designing your building’s security

To ensure that your building security is the best it can be, it will need its design and construction to be project managed. The more focus you place on your plan, the less likely it is that it will incur additional costs.

The design process can be completed through the combined efforts of the architect, the general contractor, and the building owner. It can also involve the input of an engineer, as they can provide advice on buildings that require more specialized security. For instance, if the building needs to have a secured room to house data servers, the engineer can work with the architect and suppliers to design the room based on the best materials and layouts.

This is the design and construction process:

  1. The architect will undertake research and talk to the building owner about the security they want
  2. After conducting research, the architect can create a proposal about the options for security, before requesting feedback
  3. If the proposal is approved, it can move onto the development phase. The architect will start working with an engineer to create project estimates and a detailed plan
  4. A general contractor can be asked to join the project to help with the documentation. They can make sure that the building has the correct permit and appropriate timeline in place
  5. A construction contract is drawn up with the general contractor. The general contractor can then organize the work of the subcontractors and construction workers
  6. The architect and the engineer can then start on the construction work with a supplier to ensure that the building uses the right materials during construction. The supplier can also help with the installation of the security.

The benefits of collaboration

When you involve specialists from different areas to improve the security of your building, you allow yourself to consider a variety of perspectives.

Whether you involve an architect, engineer, facility manager, building owner, contractor or subcontractor, these perspectives can provide a lot of information. This will help you to make a decision on what will be the most effective security.

Additional advantages include:

  • Avoiding security alterations
  • Reducing unwanted waste
  • Becoming more cost-effective with the budget
  • Enhancing the safety of the building during construction

Are you ready to invest in your security?

If you have started on a construction project, and are thinking about your building security, Armortex is here to help! Our security products include materials that offer blast protection and bullet resistance. These include doors, deal trays and fiberglass panels.

Find out more by contacting us on 1-800-880-8306 or emailing