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Flad Architects Story

Designing to Maintain Biological Containment

Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security right National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility

During a high-wind natural disaster, buildings that contain biological agents must be built to protect those inside the facilities and the communities that surround them. On a recent confidential project for the Department of Homeland Security, a design team from Flad Architects had to address a gap in design standards for biocontainment facilities, and in doing so, created both a methodology to evaulate the level of risk and scalable architectural responses.

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Chris Kronser, Chad Zuberbuhler   November 15, 2012