Jon Schmidt

Jon Schmidt
Director of Antiterrorism Services
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P: 816-822-3373
F: 816-822-3415

Structural Security Means Protecting People

Structural Security Means Protecting People

Your people are your most valuable assets. Your structures must protect them.

Burns & McDonnell can help. Our approach uses deterrence, resistance and resilience to minimize your risk and keep your people out of harm's way.

Our Approach to Secure Structural Design

To maximize structural security, it is key to minimize risk through integrated design and consulting solutions.

Burns & McDonnell provides multidisciplinary planning, engineering, construction and evaluation of integrated defensive measures intended to reduce the risk associated with a potential terrorist attack or other malevolent act against people or property. Our approach is to address all three components of this risk within the context of our comprehensive design and consulting capabilities:

  • Use deterrence to reduce threats
  • Use resistance to reduce vulnerabilities
  • Use resilience to reduce consequences

Expertise Supported by Practical Experience

As an industry leader in the practical implementation of antiterrorism design concepts for structures, Burns & McDonnell has completed projects nationwide implementing sensible security principles, including the Department of Defense Minimum Standards (UFC 4-010-01) and the Building Security Rating System developed by the Building Security Council.

  • U.S. Central Command Joint Intelligence Center and Headquarters Addition, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
  • Operational Training Facility, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
  • Antiterrorism Force Protection Analysis, Upgrade Composite Maintenance Support Complex, Wisconsin Air National Guard
  • Glasgow Hall Addition, Naval Postgraduate School, Calif.
  • Joint Dining Facility, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich.
  • Terminal Blast Threat Analysis, Des Moines International Airport, Iowa
  • FAA Security Equipment Integration Program, multiple major airports nationwide (for Raytheon)
  • Water Services Security Improvements Study, City of Kansas City, Mo.
  • Security assessments
  • Site perimeter barriers
  • Entry control
  • Blast effects and progressive collapse design
  • Vaults, sensitive compartmented information facilities (SCIF) and specialized spaces
  • Air intakes and ventilation