Buildings and Infrastructure Protection Series: Reference Manual to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings [open pdf - 51MB]
"This manual, part of the new Building Infrastructure Protection Series published by the United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Infrastructure Protection and Disaster Management Division (IDD), serves to advance high performance and integrated design for buildings and infrastructure. This manual was prepared as a component of the S&T program for infrastructure protection and disaster management; the overall goal of this program is to enhance the blast and chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) resistance of our Nation's buildings and infrastructure to meet specific performance requirements at the highest possible level. This manual revises and expands the original 2003 edition with updated risk assessment techniques, infrastructure resiliency standards, protective measures, and emerging technologies. Readability has been enhanced, and the reader is provided with a straightforward approach to find answers to pertinent questions. This revised manual provides guidance that will help design professionals translate a multitude of security concerns into solutions to make buildings more resilient to hazards and terrorist attacks. Security design goals are introduced as an integral part of the overall approach to building design. […] The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance to designers and decision makers in these sectors, to building professionals working for public and private institutions, and to first responder communities. It presents tools to help assess the performance of buildings and infrastructure against terrorist threats and to rank recommend¬ed protective measures."
Federal Emergency Management Agency/Buildings and Infrastructure Protection Series: FEMA-426/BIPS-06/October 2011, Edition 2
United States. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/