Important, commercial properties, infrastructure, utilities, and Federal buildings are at risk of deliberate attack with explosive weapons or of accidental industrial deflagrations and detonations. This lecture will provide architects and engineers with an introduction to the Principles of Physical Security to create separation, deter and defend these important assets. In addition, the lecture will also provide an overview and update of design criteria which has significantly changed in recent years. Finally, the presentation will cover principles of blast-resistant design and Progressive Collapse that must be employed when hardening is needed as part of the physical security strategy.
About the Speakers:
A Principal and Senior Engineer at Protection Engineering Consultants, Mr. McKay has 20 years of experience as a structural engineer with focus in the security and protection engineering field. Mr. McKay regularly manages physical security and blast-resistant design (design-build, design-bid-build) efforts for large VA facilities, courthouses and other important federal buildings. Mr. McKay also has extensive experience in blast-resistant design of DoD and VA facilities. Mr. McKay has performed progressive collapse analysis and design for several buildings using both GSA and DoD standards, including assessments and retrofit designs for existing structures.