Security Design Services

Security Design Services

Securing People, Infrastructure, Assets & Data

Ensuring the safety of the U.S. Government’s people, infrastructure, assets, and data is vital to our everyday work. Our security design team continually evaluates new technologies in order to stay ahead of the multitude of threats that exist today. We understand the implications of design decisions that are critical to the U.S. government national security mission.

Having worked on federal projects all around the world over our nearly 200 year history, we have provided all-inclusive architectural and engineering services to site and building security. Our teams have tackled issues in extremely high-threat environments and at times, at a moment’s notice. Our expertise and experience allow us to provide holistic and integrated security solutions that set us apart from others.


Blast design & mitigation

Blast design and mitigationMason & Hanger blast mitigation specialists not only design facilities to prevent or minimize damage from outside forces, but they are also practiced in containing an accidental explosion that might occur in a munitions plant or nuclear facility.

Our first blast projects date back to include the design of detonation towers for the Atomic Energy Commission's Nevada test site and the Saturn V propellant rocket motor testing silos. Many of our projects involve anti-terrorism force protection design for DOD facilities and embassies worldwide. Our structural engineers know how to mitigate risk for the worst scenario.

  • Design for exterior blast events
  • Design for interior blast containment
  • Design for indirect fire (IDF) threats
  • Overhead protection structures
  • Forced entry and ballistic resistance
  • Progressive collapse mitigation
  • Glazing analysis

Energy Security & Resiliency

Energy Security & Resiliency

Mission-critical facilities must be able to maintain operation through extreme weather events, utility disruption, and hostile action. Our team assesses and implements:

  • On-site power generation facilities
    • Associated on-site fuel storage and distribution
  • Base-wide/campus-wide microgrids
    • Complete islanding from local utilities
    • Use of on-site renewable energy sources
  • On-site water treatment, storage, and reuse solutions
  • Energy Master Planning
    • Based on current and projected operation

Holistic security design

Holistic security design

Mason & Hanger, as a Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) company, is in the unique position of being partnered with security specialists within the Government Services division at D&Z. This alignment provides integrated security solutions in support of national security interests beyond our standard architecture and engineering design services. This partnership gives us a more holistic view of security and provide for comprehensive security solutions.

  • Cyber security
  • Installation security
  • Mobile security
  • Security staffing
  • Intelligence and atmospherics
  • Comprehensive threat and vulnerability assessments
  • Technical security management
  • Working dog solutions

Mitigation for other threats

Mitigation for other threats

Due to the mission-driven nature of the facilities we design, we are experts in designing for a host of threats beyond standard physical security considerations. As a full-service architecture and engineering company, Mason & Hanger sets itself apart from other firms in the breadth and depth of our expertise in mitigating these threats.

  • Protection from Radio Frequency Interferences (RFI)
  • Protection from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP)
  • Advanced filtration system for protection against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) threats
  • Wind and plume studies to mitigate entrainment of outdoor particulates using CFD modeling
  • Heat signature mitigation
  • Acoustical protection and sound transmission mitigation
  • Crowd control systems (Chemical Dispensing Sytems/Mace)
  • Energy security and resilience
  • Smoke control and purge systems
  • Building pressurization systems

Physical & technical security

Physical and technical security

Physical and technical security is a requirement for nearly every facility we design. Taking a collaborative approach between disciplines, our teams examine potential scenarios to develop the best solution to combat the risk of threats. We have proven ourselves as a recognized leader in mission-driven design with highly complex projects all over the world.

  • Site security
    • Site lighting
    • Site analysis and planning for threat mitigation
    • Utility infrastructure enhancement
    • Physical barriers
    • Space programming for threat mitigation
    • Access control systems
  • Structure hardening
  • Intrusion detection
  • Monitoring and surveillance systems
    • Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
    • Fiber optic detection
  • Communication and notification systems
    • Audio-Visual systems
    • Emergency Notification Systems (ENS)
    • Imminent Danger Notification Systems (IDNS)
    • Fire detection and alarm systems
  • Redundancy
    • Reliability/availability studies
    • Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) systems
  • Specialized building systems
  • Anti-terrorism and force protection (AT/FP) design
  • Security consulting & assessment

    Security consulting and assessmentMason & Hanger’s professionals are experienced in all aspects of security risk management – threat assessment, vulnerability assessment, force protection, blast, environmental security (chemical/biological) and technical security.

    • Site survey and assessment
    • Vulnerability analysis
    • Risk assessment
    • Countermeasure development
    • Design and specifications of countermeasure upgrades

    Specialty facilities & range design

    Specialty facilitiesMason & Hanger has a vast amount of experience in security design for federal facilities of all types.

    • Subterranean facilities
    • Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) design
    • Expeditionary facilities
    • Ammunition storage and handling
    • Small arms live-fire shooting and qualification ranges
    • Large scale digital training ranges
    • Urban warfare training facilities
    • Indoor and outdoor baffled ranges
    • Vehicle / convoy live fire ranges
    • Training area infrastructure
    • Simulators and mock training facilities