- Threat Assessment & Security Design Standards
Burns & McDonnell conducted an all-hazards threat and risk assessment for the site and design of a proposed Critical Public Safety Facility (CPSF) for a city with a population of more than 430,000. The project included assessment of manmade and environmental threats, development of minimum security design standards, and analysis of nearby facilities and organizations that could impact the CPSF’s ability to maintain 100 percent operation during an incident.
Phase 1 included the development of the threat and risk assessment, ranked by consequence and likelihood, and the recommendation of security minimum design standards to be included in the facility design. Phase 2 includes review of facility design drawings at the 30 percent, 60 percent, 90 percent and final stages to confirm the design met the minimum requirements. Phase 3 included preparation of bid-ready documents for security technology procurement and oversight of installation during construction.
We completed a blast analysis and progressive collapse study on the proposed design standards when it was learned that an unrelated facility being built nearby would house several fuel tanks. This analysis included damage and distance factors to determine the severity of damage that would occur under several specified explosive scenarios.
This project included asset prioritization workshop hosting and development of recommendations based on an in-depth assessment of current threat information, site characteristics and desired operational reliability.
- Threat assessment
- Security design standards
- Risk and consequence evaluation
- Site characteristics evaluation