Article Out Loud - Building Design for Safety and Resilience – First Steps

An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, January 11, 2023.

An all-hazards design process considers the function of the building during normal operations as well as the safety of the occupants and the surrounding community against possible risks and threats. Like layers of an onion, effective security should take a multi-layered approach. Safety and security do not need to be compromised for a facility’s functionality and beauty.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.

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Paul Marshall
Paul Marshall

Paul Marshall is a licensed architect, Eagle Scout, and former United States Marine. He has been actively involved in the design and construction of secure and resilient facilities for over 20 years. He has designed facilities and consulted for multiple defense contracting corporations, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies. Since 2011, he has specialized in higher education architecture and facilities. He is a graduate of the FEMA basic academy and is in the 2023 cohort of the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA). As part of NEMAA, he is currently researching the intersection between facility design and construction, resiliency strategies, and public administration.

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