Security Audit & Mitigation

Flexible Cost Effective Risk Mitigation Measures
The next stage is to consult with our client to prioritize, estimate costs and implement risk mitigation measures, allowing for adaptation if needs change in the future. Changes can come in the form of new threats or, as in the case of commercial office buildings, new tenants whose security requirements depend on their line of business. A government department, for example, may face different threats from those facing a financial institution. Once our clients’ risks and operational requirements are evaluated, we advise on the most appropriate deterrents, which include both physical and electronic security measures.

Physical Security and Blast Mitigation
Physical security relates to the use of barriers to delay and defeat an attack with elements such as enhanced structural design and blast-resistant glazing. Terrorist bombings in recent years have highlighted the need to understand the impact of extreme events on building structures. Our specialists in disproportionate collapse and blast analysis can simulate the detonation of a device in a building or cityscape in order to analyze the effect of the resulting blast wave on the structural elements of buildings, including columns, beams, slabs and glazing.

Barriers, Landscaping and CPTED
Other aspects of physical security involve creating standoff from a building in the form of vehicle barriers, landscaping and street architecture, as well as manned security posts and control rooms. We also have expertise in making the public space around buildings safer via crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). This method involves creating environments that discourage potential offenders from committing criminal acts by considering the physical design of the areas where people live and congregate.