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Protecting Building Environments from Airborne CBR Attacks

COURSE NO: F03-003
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Protecting Building Environments from Airborne CBR Attacks
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides guidance on such protective measures that a building owner, manager or engineer can implement without undue delay to enhance occupant protection from an airborne chemical, biological, or radiological (CBR) attack.


The likelihood of a specific building being targeted for terrorist activity is generally difficult to predict. As such, there is no specific formula that will determine a certain building's level of risk. Building owners, managers or engineers must make their own decisions about how to reduce their building's risk to airborne chemical, biological, or radiological (CBR) attack.


These decisions may be aided by a comprehensive building security assessment to identify the appropriate protective measures which will help transform buildings into less attractive targets. These protective measures include, but are not limited to, increasing the difficulty of introducing a CBR agent, increasing the ability to detect terrorists before they carry out an intended release, and incorporating plans and procedures to mitigate the effects of a CBR release.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to building owners, facility engineers and managers, and maintenance personnel of public, private, and governmental buildings, including offices, laboratories, hospitals, retail facilities, schools, transportation terminals, and public venues (for example, sports arenas, malls, coliseums), who are interested in gaining a better understanding of enhancing the resilience of a building.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding buildings and their systems
  • Identifying physical security requirements
  • Evaluating HVAC systems and their vulnerability to CBR agents
  • Implementing maintenance, administration and training measures
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled "Protecting Building Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological or Radiological Attacks" prepared by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Department of Health and Human Services, May 2002.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Protecting Building Environments from Airborne CBR Attacks (980 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this NIOSH 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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