and cost-benefit assessment tools used in conjunction with simulation tools lead to a decision-making process for the design and planning of building protection that is transparent (conclusions are defensible), comprehensive (addresses the complexity of the landscape), adaptable (can be modified quickly to address new information, such as detection technologies), and adjustable on the basis of needs (addresses the requirements of diverse stakeholders). Such a process would help to explain the choice of protection and justify its costs to diverse stakeholders.

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