Whether Federal or State Government, private owner, or other stakeholder, our clients look to PEC with confidence to help them define and meet their risk objectives for credible security threats and postulated hazards. We leverage decades of boots-on-the-ground experience, an intimate knowledge of industry criteria, and a deep bench of tools to quantify asset and personnel vulnerabilities, devise high-efficacy mitigation measures, and develop seamless integration strategies for projects of all types and sizes.
Our value contribution is in our ability to bring together decades of experience in developing industry criteria for extreme loading events and physical security with our recognized expertise in protective design and advanced modeling and simulation to best serve your risk mitigation needs.
We enjoy putting this value to work to help clients quantify their personnel and asset risks, define risk reduction objectives to meet operational and safety requirements, and devise effective, economical, and oftentimes creative risk mitigation solutions.
Government and Military
PEC provides the U.S. Government and all U.S. Military components with comprehensive risk mitigation services for security threats and explosives safety hazards. We are intimately familiar with and have provided training for the DoD Security Engineering Facilities Planning Manual (UFC 4-020-01) and the DoD Minimum Anti-Terrorism Standards for Buildings (UFC 4-010-01) documents. PEC authored UFC 4-023-03 on the Design of Buildings to Resist Progressive Collapse, as well as the General Services Administration’s (GSA) interpretation of the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) requirements for Blast Design of FSL III and FSL IV facilities. Our engineers have also contributed to several sections of UFC 3-340-02 on Structures to Resist the Effects of Accidental Explosions and have helped customers gain explosives safety site plan and protective construction approval by the U.S. Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB).
The safety, security, and resilience of our nation’s transportation infrastructure are vital for safeguarding socioeconomic well-being, freedom and continuity of travel, and domestic military operational capability. Having developed the U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) first industry document addressing security design for highway bridges and serving in key technical roles for much of the seminal transportation security R&D efforts over the last decade, PEC is at the forefront protecting our nation’s transportation infrastructure. We help industry stakeholders, asset owners, and multi-disciplinary design teams identify baseline risk for security threats and natural hazards, quantify asset and human vulnerabilities, and implement risk mitigation solutions to achieve desired risk objectives for airports, transit stations, long-span bridges, and tunnels.
Industrial, Manufacturing, and Oil & Gas
Industrial hazards can be challenging to address, as they manifest from many different physical/chemical processes and may not be readily apparent; examples include Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions (BLEVE), arc-flash explosions, vapor cloud explosions, ignitable dust explosions, thermal flashing, and fire jetting. PEC offers rich experience and capability in hazard identification, code analysis (e.g., IBC, IFC, NFPA, and CCPS), failure and consequence analysis, and hazard mitigation design. Our industry experience includes fuels and petrochemical facilities; food, cosmetics, and medical devices; automotive and aerospace; electronics and high-tech; printing and coating; building materials and machining facilities; sanitary systems and infrastructure; and Education and research.
Like transportation infrastructure, our nation’s electrical grid is another vital type of lifeline infrastructure that must remain safe, secure, and resilient in the face of existing and emerging security threats and climate change impacts. PEC is well-versed and possesses outstanding experience in this highly regulated market sector. Our engineers have delivered risk mitigation solutions for beyond-design-basis natural hazard events and postulated terrorist attacks at commercial nuclear power plants both domestic and abroad. Our engineers can operate under an NQA-1 Quality Assurance Program and Nuclear Safeguards Program, and we know how to deliver the technical excellence required to gain U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approval of our calculations and designs for safety-related structures, systems, and components (SSCs). We are also intimately familiar with and have executed projects involving all aspects of the NERC CIP-014 process and regulations for physical security of transmission stations and substations.
Protection Engineering Consultants is a Texas Limited Liability Company and Registered Engineering Services firm. Our engineers hold Professional Engineering and Structural Engineering licenses in several states throughout the U.S. We are a Small Business under North American Industry Classification System NAICS 541330. Our engineers serve on and lead committees for organizations central to our profession including:
- ASCE/SEI Blast, Shock, and Impact Committee
- ASTM Committee F12 on Security Systems and Equipment
- ASCE/SEI Bridge and Tunnel Security Committee
- ASCE Dynamic Analysis of Nuclear Structures Committee
- ASCE/SEI Disproportionate Collapse Design Standard Committee
- ASCE/SEI Disproportionate Collapse Technical Committee