Course Summary & Description:
This course provides guidance on security design concepts for the protection of buildings, building occupants, and related infrastructure from the site perimeter to the face of the building from the potential threat of terrorist activities.
The September 11th Terrorist Attacks on the United States caused extensive changes to site security design. The initial short-term security measures applied after the Terror Attacks were effective, but did not offer long-term solutions to development patterns and community character. Property owners, government entities, and others quickly erected security barriers to limit street access and installed a variety of security devices on adjacent sidewalks, buildings, and essential facilities. Unfortunately, these changes altered traffic patterns, pedestrian mobility, and the vitality of downtown street life.
The objective of this course is to provide the user with security design guidance that will provide careful attention to urban design values by maintaining or enhancing the site amenities and aesthetic quality in urban and semi-urban areas and reduce physical damage to buildings and related infrastructure through site design. A thorough discussion on the FEMA risk assessment process for site design and building protection is provided with a clear description of acceptable levels of protection and factors affecting building vulnerability. The concept of stand-off distance and its relation to blast force is also addressed along with site planning strategies used for building protection in vehicle-borne explosive attacks. Also, various approaches on site design perimeter protection are discussed and their applicability to urban, semi-urban, and suburban environments. The course concludes with site design examples that provide security, preservation and enhancement of the building site and its uses.
Important Note: Please recognize this course covers all the material found in CE0157 and CE0158. If you purchase this course, we strongly recommend you do not opt for the previously listed courses, since the course material will be redundant.