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Building Terrorism Mitigation - Site Layout and Design

COURSE NO: F05-002
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Building Terrorism Mitigation - Site Layout and Design
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses site-level considerations for development. The intent of this guidance is to provide concepts for integrating land use planning, landscape architecture (vegetation, landforms, and water), site planning, and other strategies to mitigate the design basis threats as identified via the risk assessment.


Integrating security requirements into a larger, more comprehensive approach necessitates achieving a balance among many objectives such as reducing risk; facilitating proper building function; aesthetics and matching architecture; hardening of physical structures beyond required building codes and standards; and maximizing use of non-structural systems.


This 5 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, planners, architects, landscape designers, construction and operations personnel, security and law enforcement agents, as well as consultants and contractors to gain a better understanding in identifying and implementing crucial asset protection measures when planning and designing the site against potential terrorist attacks.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Planning the use of land
  • Selection the site
  • Orienting the buildings on the site
  • Integrating vehicle access, control points, physical barriers, landscaping and parking,
  • Protecting utili­ties for threat mitigation
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 2 "Site Layout and Design Guidance" of the FEMA Publication, "Mitigating Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings" (FEMA 426).

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Site Layout and Design Guidance (4.3 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 2 of this FEMA publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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