F-35 Academic Training Center
Battalion Headquarters
Brigade and Battalion Headquarters
U.S. Naval Hospital Replacement
National Geospatial Agency
Picatinny Arsenal
Whole Barracks Renewal
Stinger/Avenger & C4-1 Instructional Facility

Hinman provides protective design consulting services to DoD agencies and their A/E firms, providing the engineering they need to meet anti-terrorism and conventional weapon effect requirements.

Our portfolio includes over 150 facilities, representing over $1 billion of newly constructed and upgraded DoD facilities worldwide. Our services include campus master planning, threat and vulnerability assessments as well as design services for new construction and retrofits to meet the range of protection levels from collapse-prevention to continuity of operation.

Our projects range from military base assessments to standard office buildings’ designs, housing, training facilities and mission critical security operation centers where we provide blast, ballistic, forced entry and anti-ram analysis and design. 

We are also adept at implementing military criteria in urban settings, especially for military tenants housed in GSA and privately owned facilities.

We support our military clients in the designing and modifying temporary facilities for use in combat-zone environments. Our work focuses on developing engineered solutions for modular structures, in response to small arms fire and explosive threats, to prevent human casualties and limit operational downtime after attacks. When upgrading facilities, we use existing protection and design improvements to employ lightweight, temporary construction that limit freight costs and allow systems to be reused in other locations after facilities are decommissioned. 

Currently, we have multiple active IDIQ’s with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which focus on CONUS as well as OCONUS facilities in the Middle East and South America.

Sub Sectors


Our expertise allows us to create cost-effective solutions that incorporate anti-terrorism force protection (AT/FP) standards at the earliest stages of project development. We have extensive experience interpreting and implementing the Security Engineering UFC series of documents, including the most recently issued 4-010-01 DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings, dated 9 February 2012, for facilities on military bases as well as urban settings. 

Our engineers guide each project through a complete design process to ensure AT/FP compliance. We focus on solutions that reduce hazards associated with explosive incidents, while preserving functional designs of buildings. Hinman addresses architectural, structural, and mechanical design issues such as:

  • Standoff distances
  • Glass hazard mitigation
  • Progressive collapse prevention
  • Explosive load resistance through structural hardening,
  • Redundancy and protection of utilities and critical functions,
  • Internal function arrangements to improve inherent protection, and
  • Vulnerability assessment & retrofit needs.

We also have provided consulting on projects where DoD personnel represented 25%+ tenancy in urban GSA-owned buildings. In these cases, both the GSA and the DoD criteria apply.

Intelligence Agencies

Hinman works with DoD intelligence agencies to ensure their assets are protected and mission continuity is ensured. We collaborate with security forces to develop threat assessments in accordance with UFC 4-020-01, DoD Security Engineering Manual, and with their multi-disciplined design teams to harden structures and protect critical utilities for both terrorism and conventional weapons effects. Our projects span the globe and include large campus headquarters, security operations centers, and expeditionary and combat zone facilities providing engineering services from the earliest master planning stage through construction.

Case Study:  National Geospatial Agency


Hinman provides support to U.S. warfighters and their allies through innovative strategies to defend against attacks in expeditionary and combat zone settings. For new and existing facilities, Hinman provides site layouts, threat and vulnerability assessments (TVA’s), continuity of operations plans (COOP’s), and perimeter security/countermobility. Forward operating facilities often face ongoing threats from small arms fire—rockets, artillery, and mortars (RAM)—and improvised explosive devices (IED’s). Each type of weapon has unique characteristics which, depending on mission requirements, can be defeated with appropriate low- or high-tech protection.

We have mobilized engineers in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kabul, providing analysis and design of new and existing construction and analyzing forensic evidence for military investigations of bombings.