Weidlinger Protective Design’s 50 years of experience in providing physical security analysis, advice and design – to architects, building owners, developers, and public agencies – makes us the premier provider of protective design services. We assess vulnerability to multiple hazards and provide balanced and economical mitigation for every type of structure.
We collaborate with team members to achieve appropriate solutions that also uphold each project’s aesthetic and budgetary goals. Intent on avoiding the bunker mentality displayed by others in hardening components, our blast engineers embrace their role in the aesthetic success of every project. We craft solutions that provide the required protection without compromising unique architectural features. And because structural hardening can be expensive, we work with project stakeholders to educate them about their options and to determine appropriate performance targets. Differing performance requirements call for different design solutions – with different price tags.
September 11, 2001, heightened public awareness that buildings are vulnerable to terrorist assault. But the 1983 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Beirut was perhaps more significant in terms of engineering practice. In the aftermath of that event, Weidlinger Protective Design developed engineering guidelines for the Department of State that form the backbone of all guidelines and protective designs used by the government and private industry today.
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