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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Presentations to the Committee." National Research Council. 2007. Protecting Building Occupants and Operations from Biological and Chemical Airborne Threats: A Framework for Decision Making. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11965.
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Presentations to the Committee

The National Academy of Sciences Building

Washington, D.C.

September 18, 2006


Perspective of Sponsoring Agency

Brian Reinhardt, Defense Threat Reduction Agency


Overview of the Immune Building Program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Wayne Bryden, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency


HVAC for Enhanced Building Security

Patrick Spahn


Report from Working Group on the Potential of Enhanced Building Filtration in Reduction of Anthrax Morbidity and Mortality Following a Bioterrorism Attack

Penny Hitchcock, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


The National Academy of Sciences Building

Washington, D.C.

November 14–15, 2006


Immune Building Toolkit

Roger Gibbs, Special Projects Office


Overview of NIST Programs Related to Immune Buildings

Andrew Persily, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Presentations to the Committee." National Research Council. 2007. Protecting Building Occupants and Operations from Biological and Chemical Airborne Threats: A Framework for Decision Making. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11965.
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Protecting buildings and their occupants from biological and chemical attacks to ensure continuous building operations is seen as an urgent need in the Department of Defense, given recent technological advances and the changing threats. Toward this end, the Department of Defense established the Immune Building Program to develop protective systems to deter biological and chemical attacks on military facilities and minimize the impacts of attacks should they occur. At the request of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the National Research Council convened a committee to provide guiding principles for protecting buildings from airborne biological or chemical threat agents and outline the variables and options to consider in designing building protection systems. This report addresses such components of building protection as building design and planning strategies; heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems; filtration; threat detection and identification technologies; and operational responses. It recommends that building protection systems be designed to accommodate changing building conditions, new technologies, and emerging threats. Although the report's focus is on protection of military facilities, the guiding principles it offers are applicable to protection of public facilities as well.

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