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SPC focuses on the development of practical security solutions that meet the most demanding requirements of both government and commercial sectors. We apply existing and emerging technologies to enhance security, using designs that incorporate the latest antiterrorism/force protection requirements. We are uniquely knowledgeable in the incorporation of security and life safety elements into the design and construction process. Our plans often involve perimeter alarms, access control, intrusion detection, physical security measures, and sensitive material transit and storage. SPC has successfully supported security design efforts for the Architect of the Capitol, Government Services Administration, Department of Defense, the military Services, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and Department of State, among others.
SPC, working with Hellmuth, Obata, + Kassabaum, P.C., RTKL Associates, and Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC has performed numerous security assessments of government facilities. These assessments reviewed existing security measures and provided alternatives to upgrade the facilities to meet current and projected threats. SPC also developed the security system design for a new multi-story classified facility. Additionally, SPC is working in the District of Columbia and environs providing security planning and programming for ongoing master planning studies. These efforts integrate security planning with all disciplines to seamlessly incorporate security without the bunker mentality.
SPC worked with RTKL Associates to design the security for this new complex in Charlottesville, VA. This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project provided a five-floor secure facility that is designed in concert with the sloping terrain to provide a facility that is both an integral part of the community but also secure. The design was awarded the Corps of Engineers design excellence award.
SPC designed the base building security system for the EPA and GSA, which required integrating the security functions of several surrounding federal buildings in Washington, D.C. into one cohesive operating system. These designs required close coordination with the architect and customer to insure that adequate security was provided while preserving the historic features of the buildings.
SPC (working with Hellmuth, Obata, + Kassabaum, P.C.) designed a state-of-the-art security system with RF shielding for the U.S. embassy in Moscow. This project involved providing unique interfaces for special spaces within the complex. System design parameters included perimeter alarms, CCTV, access control, intrusion detection, and various physical security measures. SPC assisted in the development of plans for the secure transit and storage of all materials to be used on site.
SPC, working with Hellmuth, Obata, + Kassabaum, P.C., designed the RF shielding for special spaces within the complex. The design required extensive coordination to work around already designed mechanical systems to maximize space while minimizing both construction and life-cycle costs.
SPC, working with RTKL, designed the new Maryland Museum of African-American History and Culture in Baltimore City in cooperation with the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, State government agencies, and public and private institutions. The Museum is near the Inner Harbor at Pratt and President streets. Ground was broken for a 72,000 square-foot structure in late 2001. At least once every 5 years, the Corporation will prepare a strategic plan setting goals and priorities for the Museum. The design incorporates a security system for both access control and intrusion detection. Due to the dynamic nature of the exhibits, system expansion is incorporated into the design to allow for reconfiguration of sensors to accommodate new exhibits.
SPC, in coordination with HOK, designed the security system of the new 15,000 square-foot Visitors Center in Washington, DC. The new facility showcases mint equipment past and present, and incorporates several high-value exhibits depicting the changing face of our currency over time. The exhibits are planned to be rotated frequently and an adaptive design was required to allow rapid installation of new security equipment to maintain the integrity of all exhibits. In addition, the system was interfaced with the existing access control and intrusion detection system already installed in the headquarters.
SPC developed a Building Condition Evaluation Report for GSA. This report focused on the existing condition of each surveyed building and the requirements to upgrade components to meet existing standards and criteria.
SPC performed an access control study to assist the service in determining needs and requirements for automating its building entry process. The study required an analysis of pedestrian traffic patterns. The results of the study are being used to upgrade existing entrances.
As a teaming partner with Sverdrup Corporation, SPC provided program management support services to the U.S. Department of State for a multi-billion dollar design and construction effort to renovate or replace selected overseas U.S. Embassies in need of enhanced security protection. It was the largest and most comprehensive building program ever undertaken by the Department of State. Acting as an adjunct to the staff, SPC employees assisted the State Department in functional support activities. These areas included security planning and design, security design criteria development, fire and life safety engineering, contract management, procurement and logistics, and communications engineering for 27 new embassies in predominately high- or critical-threat countries. SPC conducted site selection analyses, wrote site security plans and analyzed the A/E developed security systems to meet Department standards. SPC's monitoring of new security equipment and technology development prompted the Department of State to modernize its security requirements to provide state-of-the-art equipment and, thus, enhance overall embassy security. The Embassy Support Contract provided SPC with 6 years of recent experience in several security dimensions.
SPC was responsible for ensuring the incorporation of existing security standards and assisting the architects with standard interpretation and implementation. SPC was also responsible for the coordination of technical security requirements with the electrical designer to ensure proper system operation.
SPC provided all security design services for this major design and build program for the Department of State.
SPC is responsible for the security integration of Building 10. This 10-year project provides for the renovation of the 2.2-million-square-foot facility.
SPC, working with RTKL, is providing master planning services to develop long-term requirements for the facility. These plans incorporate several security components to unobtrusively add security restrictions based upon elevated threat levels.
SPC developed security plans for an upgrade to Bancroft Hall. The concepts developed included additional access control and automated systems to assist the Academy in securing the facility.
SPC provided security consultation services to Overland Partners in the initial development of security plans for Independence Park in Philadelphia, PA.
At Fort Detrick, MD, SPC provided full design services for the development of perimeter security, CCTV, vehicle barriers, window film, perimeter lighting, entrance guard booths, and AT/FP elements. SPC also developed interior design for the new operations center.
SPC developed the security design for the new state-of-the-art laboratory that processes U.S. Army evidence. Located at Fort Gillem, GA, the facility incorporated advanced elements to allow for future incorporation of chain-of-custody products.
SPC is responsible for the security integration a new Army command headquarters at Fort Stewart, GA. The project provides the design and construction of the new Third Infantry Division headquarters and the integration of security with other Post elements. The design provides for two SCIF areas, access control, alarm monitoring, closed circuit television (CCTV), and AT/FP. All systems are interfaced with the Provost Marshall's office to allow additional monitoring capability.