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On Tuesday, December 1 @ 12:30 pm (ET) join Deborah Blass, PE and Sean A. Ahrens, CPP for a webinar, Physical Security & Antiterrorism Technical Design Concepts.
Depending on the project, a threat and risk assessment may require an evaluation of non-standard threats, which may be expressed through Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosives. Although operations and security cameras are typical controls for these types of threats, additional mitigation strategies may need to be employed, which require more technical and structural engineering expertise to adapt the building infrastructure (i.e. progressive collapse resistance, impact resistance, or blast resistance). This webinar is intended to give basic technical education into building hardening strategies, and the context, implications and cost ramifications for the inclusion of these controls.
This webinar has been approved for 1 CSC credit hour through IAPSC and 1 CPE credit hour through ASIS.
IAPSC Members: FREE
*Once registered, you will receive an email on Monday, November 30 with the webinar link and joining instructions.
Meet the Speakers:
Deborah Blass, PE
Associate | Resilience, Security & Risk
Deborah Blass is an Associate in Arup’s San Francisco office, specializing in physical security, blast engineering, and protective design. She is a registered professional engineer (PE) in the States of California and New York, and an industry subject matter expert in mitigations for security risks including terrorism such as blast and the use of vehicle as a weapon. She has experience managing physical security projects across sectors including aviation, transit, corporate, and government, and coordinating security requirements among multiple design disciplines and stakeholders. Her technical experience includes structural analysis, and developing façade and building detailed design solutions for security threats. Deborah also has considerable experience with assessing and advising of security risks, site security design and identifying and applying appropriate industry guidelines and criteria.
Sean A. Ahrens, CPP
Security Market Group Leader
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Sean Ahrens is a well-known security/resilience leader; whose achievements span the globe. He has facilitated threat, risk, vulnerability and, audit/analysis. Mr. Ahrens is known for the physical, technological and operation security controls that he has developed for some of the most iconic projects, both domestically and internationally. Culminating decades of achievement in the security space, Mr. Ahrens, in 2014, received two awards for security innovation for his contributions on the Doha, Qatar Petroleum Headquarters project – a 22 million sqft campus in Doha, Qatar.
Mr. Ahrens has also offered security thought leadership in the development of security standards and guides. A former founding member of the ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) commission on guidelines, he has contributed to a number of security guides and standards and continues his work now with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). In this role, he is developing a security guideline to assist developers and owners in the selection of security controls for their respective iconic properties.
He continues his thought leadership with resilience, master planning, risk/threat/vulnerability assessment, and security technology design. His experience includes surveillance, control enter design, convergence, PSIM, access control, door hardware, intrusion detection, and he has professional competence in higher threats/vulnerabilities involving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, force protection, and related pedestrian and vehicle screening technologies.