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ACEC Executive ROUNDTABLE Edited by Darlene Bremer Protecting Infrastructure James W. Wright, Against Terrorism Ph.D The success of federal initiatives such as the Chief Engineer & Director, Capital Improvements National Infrastructure Protection Plan and the Naval Facilities National Response Plan along with public/ Engineering Command private initiatives such as the Infrastructure NAVFAC Security Partnership in large part will depend Looking to the future, do you see a on the efforts of the engineering industry. In this niche in the infrastructure security market for innovative engineering special roundtable discussion, leading govern- firms? ment policymakers and ACEC member firm A bsolutely. Innovative engineering executives discuss primary infrastructure security is critical to achieving a more secure infrastructure. We must challenges and how engineers can best respond. continually incorporate the latest design methods, emerging technologies, and codes and standards to protect against multiple types of hazards. The Infrastruc- ture Security Partnership TISP , on which I serve as chairman, is a partnership comprised of public and private sector Jeanne LeBron professionals involved in the planning, design, construction and operation of the Program Development Manager nation's built environment. One of TISP's most important goals is a LEO A. DALY dynamic sharing of information through- out the engineering profession across both How is your firm changing design technology and/or public and private organizations. We must practices to accommodate security-related issues for foster and support innovation, openly infrastructure development? share information about new technologies and techniques, and incorporate those S ince 9/11, the vulnerability of our nation's critical infrastructures is an issue that con- into our services and products. We look to cerns many people across a broad spectrum. We actually incorporated security design innovative engineering firms to bring this as a facet of our projects years ago, due to our substantial involvement in the design expertise to the table. of U.S. military installations in the mid-1950s. Recognizing the need for the built environment to more fully embrace physical and opera- tional security and life-safety thinking, our architects and engineers are helping to establish new standards and guidelines for infrastructure and facility design to meet current and future security needs. These standards establish consistent expectations for what constitutes effective security, and does so in a way that allows communities and project stakeholders' flexibility based on their circumstances, size and budget. Our solutions are designed to meet the unique requirements of facilities and infrastructure projects with specific attention to risk and vulnerability assessments, as well as incorporate long-term management and secu- rity requirements. September l October 2005 ENGINEERING INC. 1 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc. - September/October 2005

From ACEC to You
News & Notes
Market Watch
Legislative Action
Cover Story: Interview with U.S. Energy Secretary
Project Managers: Bringing it All Together
Protecting Against Infratructure Terrorism
The Other Side of Progress
Business Insights
Members in the News
One on One

Engineering Inc. - September/October 2005