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What The Heck Is Balanced Design??

→  June 12th, 2012  →  Industry Developments

If you have been involved with a project that includes blast loads, you have probably heard of “Balanced Design.”   If the project had more than one blast consultant, you probably heard way more about Balanced Design than you ever wanted to hear.  This is because there is no single approach to incorporating it into a […]

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Three Reasons to Choose Design-Build For Physical Security Projects

→  May 10th, 2012  →  Industry Developments

Historically, the most common method for constructing a new building or building improvements was what is known as Design-Bid-Build.   In this approach, the owner hires a design team to create a detailed set of drawings and specifications which completely describes what is to be constructed.  The owner then puts the project out to bid for […]

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Lessons to Learn: Pakistan and Afghanistan

→  November 3rd, 2009  →  Industry Developments

These last two months have seen numerous VBIED, MBIED, and assault weapon attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.  What knowledge can we, as an industry, take away from these events?  There are several similarities and patterns that can be seen from a review of the attacks: Coordinated attacks on more than one target Use of official […]