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The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s Resilient Structures and Facilities project is comprised of multiple projects that address vulnerabilities to manmade and natural hazards, which could in crippling effects on mass transportation, buildings and other critical infrastructure. The respective projects will design, fabricate and test protective measures for tunnels, subway systems, bridges, buildings and other structures. Software models will aid in analysis and improve designs for bridges and tunnels. The projects aim to develop solutions that will increase structural resilience high-risk of commercial establishments, government buildings, schools and other structures.