9/11 Did Not Stop Tall Building Momentum
The tragic events of September 11 in 2001 did not stop momentum in tall building construction, a new analysis which has been released in the leadup...
Glass Design Will Protect Building from Bomb Explosions
A new design technique will protect people in iconic buildings from glass related injuries in the event of a bomb explosion, researchers from Queensland University of...
Can Architecture Help Counter Terrorism?
With the ongoing threat of terrorism, efforts to make public spaces more secure have ramped up significantly. But when it comes to increasing security measures, does...
Security and Architecture of Fear
Since 9/11, designing for increased security needs has taken on a whole new dimension, but is safety coming at the cost of architecture?
Australian Airport Security Boosted After Terror Plot
Screening at Australian airports has intensified and travellers should expect delays after authorities foiled a terrorist plot to bring down an aircraft using an improvised device.
Blast “Proof” or Blast “Resistant” Engineering
Recently, the Victorian Police Minister announced the development of a new “blast-proof” and “ram raid-proof” tower in Melbourne CBD which will house 2,500 police over 39...
Major Gap in Canadian Property Insurance Coverage
Terrorism insurance programs need a reset to ensure clients are appropriately covered in light of the continuing shift from attacks on property to attacks on people...
New Safety Design Requirements for Public Spaces
Designers involved in the creation of significant new public buildings and public spaces have new design obligations to consider and integrate into designs.
What Commercial Property Owners Need to Know About Terrorism
For many Australians, the reality that terrorism is having a real impact on our home soil hit home in 2014 when Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson...
Melbourne's Bourke St gets more Bollards
Additional bollards will be installed in Melbourne's Bourke Street mall to create pedestrian refuges beside tram tracks in case of another vehicle attack.