Blast Effects, Protective Design, and Physical & Electronic Security

View of the Smithsonian Castle

Disaster Management Planning for the Smithsonian Institution

ARA developed a disaster management program to support the Smithsonian Institution and its 400 facilities worldwide. more

Ballistics Research of Common Building Materials

Ballistics Research of Common Building Materials

ARA is researching the impact of ballistic threats on common building materials to understand and potentially mitigate injuries from active shooters. more

Blast & Security Services for the FAA

Blast & Security Consulting for the Federal Aviation Administration

ARA has a rich history in supporting the FAA, spanning back protective design support following the terrorist downing of Pan Am Flight 103. more

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Security Support Services for the Social Security Administration

ARA assisted the Social Security Administration (SSA) with subject matter expertise in physical and electronic security and risk management. more

Window Vulnerability Analysis for Federal Buildings

Window Vulnerability Analysis for Federal Buildings

ARA evaluates the response of window systems in buildings for design basis blast loads and works with clients to develop blast mitigation solutions. more

Progressive Collapse Analysis

Progressive Collapse Analysis for the General Services Administration

The US General Services Administration (GSA) developed a comprehensive program toward protecting visitors and personnel working in GSA facilities. A... more

GSA Building Security Technology Website

GSA Technology Transfer Website

ARA created a technology transfer website to help manage the U.S. General Services Administration’s Building Security Technology Program. more

Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Analysis & Design

Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Design

ARA works closely with clients to develop resiliant, practical, and cost-effective designs to protect against terrorist attack and extreme events. more

Blast&SecurityConsulting for Airports and PortAuthority

Blast & Security Consulting for Airports & Port Authorities

ARA has provided blast and security consulting services for airports and port facilities since the mid-1990s. more

  • View of the Smithsonian Castle
  • Ballistics Research of Common Building Materials
  • Blast & Security Services for the FAA
  • Social Security Administration Image
  • Window Vulnerability Analysis for Federal Buildings
  • Progressive Collapse Analysis
  • GSA Building Security Technology Website
  • Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Analysis & Design
  • Blast&SecurityConsulting for Airports and PortAuthority

ARA has assisted the federal government and commercial clients with blast consulting, protective design, and physical and electronic security services since the mid 1980's. ARA's internationally recognized engineers and security experts, along with our explosive testing capabilities, allow us to solve our clients problems related to blast effects, physical and electronic security design in an efficient and cost effective manner.
 
ARA's blast consulting and security engineering services include design, assessment, analysis, modeling, and large scale explosive testing which allows ARA to evaluate everything from building structure and facade response to air blast, effects of fragmentation, as well as human response to blast loads. Our professionals have vast experience in renovation and retrofit of existing buildings as well as the design of new structures intended to resist potential terrorist attack.
 
ARA develops security design requirements and works with client security personnel to develop solutions for the building envelope and entrances, site perimeter, fencing and barrier systems. ARA provides barrier system designs to protect the perimeter of a facility with a variety of barrier types to address specific situations. ARA engineers have developed crash-rated, shallow-mount barriers capable of installation over existing buried utilities to limit renovation scope and expense.
 
ARA provides the following electronic security design and installation oversight services:

  • Facility access control and intrusion detection and alarm systems
  • Closed circuit television and intercom systems for the building interiors, building exteriors and perimeter locations
  • Emergency assistance stations for the parking lot areas

We can provide blast consulting and physical & electronic security support for any phase of a project from Concept Development, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Documents Back Check, including on-site surveys and inspections during select phases.

View of the Smithsonian Castle

Disaster Management Planning for the Smithsonian Institution

ARA developed a disaster management program to support the Smithsonian Institution and its 400 facilities worldwide. more

Ballistics Research of Common Building Materials

Ballistics Research of Common Building Materials

ARA is researching the impact of ballistic threats on common building materials to understand and potentially mitigate injuries from active shooters. more

Blast & Security Services for the FAA

Blast & Security Consulting for the Federal Aviation Administration

ARA has a rich history in supporting the FAA, spanning back protective design support following the terrorist downing of Pan Am Flight 103. more

Social Security Administration Image

Security Support Services for the Social Security Administration

ARA assisted the Social Security Administration (SSA) with subject matter expertise in physical and electronic security and risk management. more

Window Vulnerability Analysis for Federal Buildings

Window Vulnerability Analysis for Federal Buildings

ARA evaluates the response of window systems in buildings for design basis blast loads and works with clients to develop blast mitigation solutions. more

Progressive Collapse Analysis

Progressive Collapse Analysis for the General Services Administration

The US General Services Administration (GSA) developed a comprehensive program toward protecting visitors and personnel working in GSA facilities. A... more

GSA Building Security Technology Website

GSA Technology Transfer Website

ARA created a technology transfer website to help manage the U.S. General Services Administration’s Building Security Technology Program. more

Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Analysis & Design

Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Design

ARA works closely with clients to develop resiliant, practical, and cost-effective designs to protect against terrorist attack and extreme events. more

Blast&SecurityConsulting for Airports and PortAuthority

Blast & Security Consulting for Airports & Port Authorities

ARA has provided blast and security consulting services for airports and port facilities since the mid-1990s. more

Vehicle Barrier Analysis & Design

Vehicle Barrier Analysis & Design

ARA developed a custom operable barrier design for the U.S. Tax Court Building through finite element analysis and comparison with test data. more

U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Facility

Security Risk Assessments of USDA ARS Facilities

ARA performed security risk assessments of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) facilities in Mid-South Region. more

Electronic Security Design for the Washington Headquarters Service

Electronic Security Design for the Washington Headquarters Service

ARA assisted the U.S. DoD Washington Headquarters Service (WHS) to oversee the electronic security design during construction of the Mark Center. more

Security Engineering Risk Assessment of IBM India Facilities

Security Engineering Risk Assessment of IBM India Facilities

ARA performed a security engineering risk assessment of IBM facilities in Bangalore, India to evaluate and improve the campus security posture. more

Security Support Services for the Smithsonian Institution

Security Support Services for the Smithsonian Institution

ARA assisted the Smithsonian Institution Office of Protection Services with a wide variety of security services over the years. more

Security Risk Assessments of FAA Regional Offices

Security Risk Assessments of FAA Regional Offices

ARA performed risk assessments of FAA Regional Offices using the Interagency Security Committee Risk Management Process for Federal Facilities. more

Security Risk Assessment of NMAAHC Prior to Design and Construction

Security Risk Assessment of NMAAHC Prior to Design and Construction

ARA conducted a security risk assessment for the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). more

FSR Manager OPM

Security Risk Management Training for Office of Personnel Management

ARA trained OPM staff to perform a security risk assessment using an OPM customized risk assessment methodology and assessment tool developed by ARA. more

Social Security Administration (SSA) Nation-wide Security Review

Social Security Administration (SSA) Nation-wide Security Review

ARA performed a nation-wide security review of SSA facilities and operations. more

Pathfinder

Pathfinder

Pathfinder - ARA’s next generation route detection system is here and available now. more

Integrated Base Defense

Sentinel© Integrated Base Defense Security System

Sentinel© Integrated Base Defense Security System (IBDSS) is ARA's highly scalable integrated system for protection of large areas.

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Sequence Shot of and Explosive Test

Explosive Testing

Since the company’s founding in 1979, ARA has performed thousands of large-scale arena explosive tests for government agencies and commercial clients. more

Firefighter Forcible Entry Tutorial

Firefighter Forcible Entry Tutorial

ARA, LSU, and GSA worked together to develop an online tutorial for firefighters to aid them in identifying special windows and the tools to use... more

Dynamic Component Modeling Software DCMS

Dynamic Component Modeling Software (DCMS)

Dynamic Component Modeling Software ( DCMS ) assists engineers in the analysis and design of building structures (walls, roofs, frames, window... more

DN911_016

BLAST

Blast Load Assessment Sense and Test (BLAST) is a portable, three part system that is able to measure blast pressure, establish injury thresholds for... more

DCMS Annual License

DCMS Annual License Renewal

This purchase requires an existing installation of the DCMS software. If you do not have an existing installation of DCMS , you may purchase it... more

DCMS Annual Support

DCMS Annual Support Renewal

This purchase requires an existing installation of the DCMS software and a renewal license purchase. If you do not have an existing installation... more