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Protective Design & Security

Our interdisciplinary teams have one goal: to minimize vulnerabilities and limit the consequences of adverse events. How? By crafting comprehensive, layered and fully integrated plans that protect your people and your critical assets.

Protective Design & Security At-A-Glance
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Here's How

Whether you’re an architect, owner, developer or public agency, we help you achieve your security objectives. We partner with project stakeholders to fully understand the unique requirements of your project – whatever its type, size or location, new or existing – then craft solutions that provide the right level of protection. That integrate seamlessly into your design and operational plans. And fit your budget.

Capability: Expertise

Capability: Expertise


What We Do

We assess vulnerability to multiple hazards and provide balanced strategies to maximize physical, operational and electronic security. We start by making sure our clients know about all the available options, then we work together to set appropriate performance targets and levels of protection. Only then do we start to select the combination of design solutions best suited to each project.

Inventing New Methods

While the threat of terrorist attacks against buildings has increased in recent years, innovations in protective design and security strategies have also greatly improved. We use the best-available tools to accurately predict how building materials react to high-explosive waves. We mine data and analyze threat risks. And when commercially available tools don’t do the job well enough, we work with our R&D and technology specialists to develop new applications.

Specialized Expertise

We have unparalleled experience in protective design and security services for the U.S. and U.K. governments, including the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), including U.S. embassies, and U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD).

We’re also experienced in providing protective design and security services for facilities across a spectrum of market sectors, including: aviation, commercial and residential, critical facilitieseducation, energy, healthcare and research, sports and public assembly, tall and supertall buildings and transportation.

News & Resources

Media Mention

Healthcare Facilities Today: Security Fundamentals For Temporary Facilities
April 23, 2020
In the effort to ease the burden on overcrowded hospitals, we have seen public venues turned into alternate care facilities and military field hospitals set up across the US and in other parts of the world. As these temporary hospitals take shape, it’s important to ensure secure and safe operations for the medical professionals and patients.