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Police Push Counter-terrorism Protective Security in concept design of buildings

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June 2 2008

How to incorporate and new developments will be the focus of a 'table top' exercise at the Scottish Police College at Tulliallan tomorrow (Tuesday).

The Scottish Business Crime Centre (SBCC) in partnership with the ACPOS are hosting Project Argus 'Professional', a National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCSTO) initiative, aimed at encouraging architects, developers and designers to consider counter-terrorism protective security in the concept design stage of projects.

It intends to achieve this by taking delegates through a scenario-based multi-media simulation exercise that illustrates how to design-out terrorism threats. The scenario, in line with Lord West's Report, will help to identify the measures that will lead to the creation of new developments, including the regeneration of areas, that are more resilient and less likely to suffer from a terrorist attack.

 "[The] event illustrates the important role architects, developers and planners can play in minimising the effects of terrorism within the Scotland's built environment." said Alan Dobie, SBCC Executive Director.

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