Buildings and fixed sites are potential targets for nuclear, biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction attacks. Addressing this ever-present threat, ECBC has more than 70 years experience in the development, testing, and application of collective protection systems. Moreover, the Center offers a "lifecycle" range of services that can provide varied levels of protection for any new or existing building or fixed site, all tailored to the customer's specific needs and resources. Recent building protection projects have involved applying collective protection to approximately 100 facilities in the United States and abroad. Ready to assist you, the Center provides the following services:
Conduct surveys to determine the most effective approach
for applying collective protection systems to existing buildings and
new construction. Work includes the drafting and submission of a design
concept for all or part of a facility.
Collective Protection Systems Certification for Military Clients
Test and inspect newly installed collective protection
systems to ensure the installation provides its intended protective
capability and can be operated and maintained by the users. Certification
includes both functional and physical configuration verification.
Collective Protective Systems Testing
Test fixed and mobile collective protection systems
to measure protective capabilities within a range of operating modes
and conditions. Tests include the chemical simulant vapor challenge,
tracer gas purge, fan pressurization, entry/exit capabilities, in-place
leakage potential and others, as required.
Conduct survey to determine vulnerability to chemical/biological
attack and identify a variety of measures - physical security, mechanical,
architectural and operational - to reduce vulnerability.
Provide design analysis and expert consultation for
hardware developers and A&E firms for the integration of collective
Perform diagnostic tests and analyses to identify
failure modes and corrective actions for protective systems.
Operating and Maintenance Manuals
Prepare operating and maintenance manuals for both stand-alone systems
as well as systems integrated with building HVAC systems. Develop and
validate manuals providing operating, troubleshooting and maintenance
For more information on these and other services please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.