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High Performance and Integrated Design Resilience Program

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The High Performance and Integrated Design Program (HP&IDR) was created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) in 2009 to improve the security and resilience of our nation's buildings and infrastructure. The program's overall goal is to better prepare buildings and infrastructure to recover from manmade and natural disaster events such as explosive blasts; chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) agents; floods; hurricanes; earthquakes, and fires. The HP&IDR web pages provides publications, software, and tools to support the protection of our nation's physical inventory.

Building and Infrastructure Protection Series Publications and Tools

The Building and Infrastructure Protection Series (BIPS) is a series of publications and software tools developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) to provide guidance on risk assessment and mitigation against multi-hazard events. The series emphasizes strengthening and protecting critical infrastructure from the impacts of a terrorist attack. The objectives of the publications and software tools are to reduce physical damage to structural and nonstructural components of buildings and critical infrastructure, and to reduce resultant casualties from impact events that include manmade hazards (including explosive blast, and chemical biological, or radiological agents) and natural hazards (including floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disaster events).

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High Performance Program Databases and Tools

The High Performance and Integrated Design Resilience (HP&IDR) Program has developed a number of tools to provide guidance on building and infrastructure high-performance design and protection, risk assessment, and mitigation against multi-hazard events. The objectives of the publications and software tools developed under this program are to reduce physical damage to structural and nonstructural components of buildings and critical infrastructure and to reduce resultant casualties from impact by manmade and natural disaster events. The tools include:

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Building and Infrastructure Protection Series Workshops

The Building and Infrastructure Protection Series (BIPS) developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) includes several workshop proceedings, reports, and manuals sponsored by the DHS S&T Infrastructure Protection and Disaster Management Division (IDD). The intended audience for these publications includes architects and engineers working for private institutions, building owners/operators/managers, and state and local government officials, but is not limited to these groups. The BIPS provides information that is applicable for a wide range of users.

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High Performance Resilience Program Flyers and Webinars

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For additional questions about the High Performance and Integrated Design Program, email bips@dhs.gov.

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