Small-Building Defense Against Terrorism 016

    Volume 3, Issue 8 (September 2006)

    ISSN: 1546-962X


    Page Count: 10

    Lawless, JM
    Director of Maritime and Bridge Security, Massachusetts Port Authority, Boston, MA

    Gumpertz, WH
    Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. Consulting Engineers, Waltham, MA

    (Received 21 July 2004; accepted 22 May 2006)


    Sophisticated methods for defense against terrorism have been devised, used, or planned to protect important and exposed facilities of the U.S. government and industry. This paper attempts to expose methods of protection for secondary targets that also need defense against violent crimes, riots (violent civil disobedience), and direct or indirect acts of ferrorism. These secondary or collateral targets require a different (and more modest) approach as those for which large setbacks and significant hardening is justified. We present some examples of secondary protection based on risk assessment and various defense mechanisms appropriate for buildings with modest resources and defense possibilities.

    Paper ID: JAI100482

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI100482

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    Title Small-Building Defense Against Terrorism 016
    Symposium Building Security in an Age of Terrorism, 2004-10-06
    Committee F12