Blast Analysis and Design; Perimeter and Site Security; Physical Security Planning; Progressive Collapse Prevention; Protective Design; Protective Glazing and Curtain Walls; Window Systems; Vulnerability Assessment
September 11, 2001, heightened public awareness that buildings are vulnerable to terrorist assault. The 1983 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, however, was perhaps more significant in terms of engineering practice. In the aftermath of that event, Weidlinger developed engineering guidelines for the Department of State that form the backbone of all guidelines and protective designs used by the government and private industry today.
With more than 50 years of conventional design and protective design experience, Weidlinger is more qualified than any other engineering firm to provide physical security services. We have worked extensively with architects, building owners, developers, and public agencies to assess vulnerability to multiple hazards and provide balanced and economical mitigation for every type of structure—airport terminals, bridges and tunnels, courthouses, embassies, hospitals, museums, schools, stadiums, and tunnels. Intent on avoiding the bunker mentality displayed by others in hardening components, Weidlinger’s blast engineers embrace their role in the aesthetic success of any project and strive to minimize the impact of their recommendations for protection on unique architectural features and on schedule and cost.