Designed for rapid installation, one-third of the 24 stations for Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT) are now in place along Dodge and Douglas streets in Omaha, following the first installation at Westroads shopping district on May 19.
Education design leader Kristi Nohavec appointed to Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation board of directors
Education Market Sector Leader Kristi Nohavec, PE, AIA, LEED AP, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation (CINCF). The organization exists to provide operating funds and scholarship support for students to attend Nebraska’s educational institutions of excellence – currently 13 private colleges and universities.
The architect and planner brings 20 years of experience to lead our global planning practice.
Chief sustainabilty officer says passive survivabilty, resiliency and embodied carbon will help define the future of architecture for healthcare.
Prefabricated WorkWell™ modules offer a safe and welcoming setting for health screening of individuals entering high-traffic buildings and public spaces.
Best practices for designing a SCIF
In The Military Engineer, Linn Bjornrud, AIA, and Joshua Hoyord, PE, share strategies for designing and accrediting a secure government facility.
The following is excerpted from the May-June 2020 issue of The Military Engineer.
by Linn Bjornrud, AIA, LEED AP, and Joshua Hoyord, PE, M.SAME
Data represents a significant new frontline for military agencies. Warfighters rely on the ability to connect and share information while protecting sensitive material. Recent shifts in our defense strategy toward Great Power Competition, particularly in the cyber realm, has fueled a surge in constructing Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facilities (SCIFs).
Designed specifically for the handling of sensitive information, SCIFs can be set up temporarily for emergencies, but many are permanent buildings that undergo a lengthy approval. One of the most poorly understood aspects of the alterations and new construction process is accreditation. Without a highly organized and proactive approach, projects can be delayed, incur cost overruns, or fail to receive accreditation altogether.
PREPARING FOR KICKOFF
As with any design and construction project, the framework established at the onset is the most reliable indicator of its ultimate success. The clear definition of roles, identification of potential threats, and employment of necessary countermeasures must be established. This may sound straightforward, but it is where many secure facility projects slide off their rails…
Download the full article above, or find it in the May-June 2020 issue in The Military Engineer.