NCS4 and SDM magazine announced a new sports venue security design program called The Safety and Security Design and Construction Innovations program, which will include both an educational track and award, to debut at the NCS4 Annual Conference in July 2013.
The program will highlight excellence in system integration, architecture, engineering or construction (A/E/C) specifically related to the safety and security of spectators, property and infrastructure of spectator event facilities. The program will collect successful new construction and renovation projects that have had security and safety front and center in their planning and execution. The outcome will be a new educational track and award at the conference.
“A critical aspect of sports venue design is the forethought of the safety and security of all stakeholders including employees, fans and guests. The application of best practices and technology is a core element of successful security programs in our market. The Innovations program is a logical and exciting extension of our educational and recognition programs,” said Dr. Lou Marciani, executive director, NCS4.
From this outreach and submission program, all accepted submissions will be published and distributed at the Annual NCS4 Conference and on www.SDMmag.com. The conference will be held at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. on July 16-18, 2013. Those chosen will become the new program track’s content at the NSC4 Conference by having those case studies presented. One submission will be selected as the best and named the first Golden Eagle Award recipient. Case Study submissions are due March 20, 2013.
The National Sports Safety and Security “Golden Eagle Award” recognizes excellence in system integration, architecture, engineering and/or construction (A/E/C) specifically related to the safety and security of spectators, property and infrastructure of spectator event facilities. The Golden Eagle Award will consider the critical design and functionality elements that enable and promote the safety and security of all stakeholders in an efficient and effective manner. The award will be selected by a panel of subject matter experts from case study submissions and presented annually at the National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition. Online and printable applications are available on the NCS4 website.
Laura Stepanek, editor of SDM, noted, “It is a privilege to partner with NCS4 and be involved in this exciting program. Many SDM subscriber companies are involved in the sports market. Their work on sports venues is innovative, hence the name of the new program.”
For information, visit www.ncs4.com/conference/awards.