Smart Building. Volume 6: Guidelines for Program Replication
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP ALEXANDRIA VA DEFENSE ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS
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The Defense Threat Reduction Agency conducted a technology demonstration called Smart Building Program in support of the 2002 Winter Olympics. It showed that a facility could be protected from chemical and biological warfare agents, and radiological particulates using commercial-off-the-shelf hardware. The facility selected was the Social Hall Plaza building in Salt Lake City, Utah. The key elements of the Smart Building system were infrastructure protection and consequence management. The infrastructure protection team developed a comprehensive, automated, modular, transportable CBR protection system and integrated it into Social Hall Plaza. The system provided positive pressure collective protection, chemical, biological and radiological detectors, notification procedures, emergency decontamination provisions, and physical security to regulate vehicle and pedestrian traffic, and automated heating, ventilation, airconditioning system response. The consequence management team provided the capability to assess the potential or actual impact of a threat event through the use of hazard modeling software tools at a Consequence Assessment Center, using the E-team incident management system. Developing the CAC involved the use of Geo-spatial Information System, population database development and the linking of the Olympic Coordination Center to first responders, and remote sites to the incident management system. This volume provides planning guidance for infrastructure, with emphasis on the planning approach used for the Smart Building.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare