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  • CPTED: An Architect's Viewpoint
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    CPTED: An Architect's Viewpoint

    When Principal Consultant Matthew R. Dimmick attended the National Institute of Crime Prevention’s (NICP’s) courses on CPTED with his colleague Jason Mayfield, AIA, CPD, he watched their classmates gravitate to Jason for his viewpoint as the design expert in the group. Jason’s insights helped Matthew further recognize the value in CPTED principles and their application and how architects can provide value to physical security teams. He was so impressed with Jason’s insights that he sat down with him again to pick his brain.
  • Ross & Baruzzini: 65 Years in the Making
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    Ross & Baruzzini: 65 Years in the Making

    This July will mark Ross & Baruzzini’s 65th anniversary and to celebrate we are taking time during the months leading up to the special day to talk about the firm’s past, present and future. As I kick off our 6-month-long celebration I want to remember our founders and share some of my own memories about Dr. Donald K. Ross, Sc. D., P.E. and Joseph Baruzzini, P.E.
  • Improving Airport Emergency Management: What Airport Executives Need to Know
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    Improving Airport Emergency Management: What Airport Executives Need to Know

    As customer expectations increase and hazards and threats evolve, airports and other public venues need to re-examine emergency preparedness efforts to support mitigation, response, and operational recovery.
  • Ross & Baruzzini Gives Back
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    Ross & Baruzzini Gives Back

    The one thing I love most about Ross & Baruzzini is the spirit of volunteering and dedication to civic involvement that comes from our employees. 2017 was a year where the Ross & Baruzzini team shined as they opened their hearts to those that needed it the most. We hope Ross & Baruzzini’s commitment to community involvement and charitable giving will serve as an example for our employees, clients and partnering companies to make a greater commitment to their communities, and change lives.
  • Security Programs Win Big in the New Tax Plan
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    Security Programs Win Big in the New Tax Plan

    The newly approved tax plan has the potential of benefiting security programs. 2018 may be an ideal time to conduct gap analyses or broader threat and risk assessments to determine areas and assets that may have not been afforded sufficient protections, in the past, due to budgetary restrictions.  This will allow for the development of a very strong business case for your security department budget for the 2019 fiscal year. 
  • Detroit's New Little Caesars Arena Officially Opens
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    Detroit's New Little Caesars Arena Officially Opens

    Little Caesars Arena is the anchor project for a new 50-block redevelopment in downtown Detroit simply known as, “The District Detroit,” a world-class sports and entertainment development that spans five neighborhoods and includes six theaters/performing art centers and four professional sports teams.
  • Delivering High-Performing Student Housing Facilities
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    Delivering High-Performing Student Housing Facilities

    It’s been two years since the Lofts of Washington University opened on the Delmar Loop in St. Louis. The bustling 213,000 square foot mixed-use student housing development was designed to house more than 450 students, provide 220 underground residential parking spaces, and include 22,000 square feet of retail space. The four-building complex also provided a positive environmental impact by adding to the neighborhood green space and educating the community about sustainability in the process.
  • Ross & Barruzzini Assists in Design of Global Center for Combating Extremism
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    Ross & Barruzzini Assists in Design of Global Center for Combating Extremism

    Ross & Baruzzini's systems engineering group was instrumental in the development of innovative technologies for the Global Center for Combating Extremism headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • The New Sandy Hook School – Rethinking School Security
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    The New Sandy Hook School – Rethinking School Security

    On August 29th, the new Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut will open its doors to students for the first time. Through DVS’s involvement in the design and construction of the school, new standards for school-based security measures have been developed.
  • DVS Securing Rare Copy of the Declaration of Independence
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    DVS Securing Rare Copy of the Declaration of Independence

    DVS, a division of Ross & Baruzzini, was recently appointed security consultant and engineer for the Olin Library at Washington University, where a rare copy of the Declaration is set to become the centerpiece of a new exhibit. DVS is designing all of the electronic security systems for the space, including video surveillance, access control, and intrusion detection and investigating a number of cutting edge technologies to help preserve and protect the document.

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