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February 19, 2011

GreenBlast : Protect the Built & Natural Environments

by Hinman Team

Two of the biggest challenges facing the world today are Global Warming and Terrorism. Ironically, the more we deplete our natural resources, the more we will need to protect what we have left.  Is this inevitable? What small part can we, as blast consultants play in derailing this path?

February 07, 2011

Minimizing terrorist risk with the “power of people”

by Hinman Team

On a recent site visit, two Hinman engineers had a curious experience while taking measurements of windows in an occupied federal building.  Though the engineers were authorized by building maintenance and security to take photographs and measurements, most of the hundreds of employees in the building were not informed of their visitors that day.  Security later informed the Hinman engineers they had received call after call from concerned employees reporting the “suspicious” activity which was taking place outside the building.

January 19, 2011

ATFP Design of Military vs. Civilian Federal Facilities

by Eve Hinman

I had the honor of providing expert testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on the risk implications of applying the DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for GSA lease procurements. The House is concerned about the cost of providing the large setback distances required by DoD standards for new facilities housing “back office” DoD operations located within an office park or downtown location with an uncontrolled perimeter.

January 19, 2011

Overview of new ISC Physical Security Criteria

by Shalva Marjanishvili

The new ISC Physical Security Criteria for Federal Facilities (April 12, 2010) has some significant changes from the previous version. There are larger threat sizes, but the approach is more flexible and allows for cost-risk decision making on a project by project basis.

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