Skip to main content

RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE AND BUILDING SECURITY

Objective

The RIBS-project supports the design of effective and viable integrated security measures aimed at protecting infrastructures without impacting on their business dynamics. In a global context where national interests are increasingly interrelated, the most vulnerable infrastructures in Europe, and particularly the most critical ones, are primary targets for terrorists. Attacks, carried out under a national, political, or religious banner, now strike regularly in our cities, causing deaths, damage and disruption on an unprecedented scale. In the past seven years alone, 1300 terrorist incidents have taken place on European soil. The RIBS project will deliver more effective and viable security measures by supporting a design process that integrates a broader understanding of the environment (and the contextual factors such as human elements) within which these measures are meant to be implemented. The particular objectives of the project include: • a set of functional and non-functional requirements that will drive an effective security system design process. • a set of protection measurement techniques that can be used to assess the level of protection offered by candidate security products proposed to be implemented in buildings and infrastructures. This work will be carried out for a range of security systems aimed at securing buildings against hostile reconnaissance, intruders and hazardous attack (including chemical, biological and explosive). The RIBS-project will derive a scientific method for security system engineering design that can be challenged and improved over the years, similarly to other areas of engineering and physical sciences. • Phase 1: Study of a 'live' building and its ‘eco-system’, its protection measures, and threats; and integration of these elements into a single multi-layer model. • Phase 2: Identification of vulnerabilities through incident analysis and protection-measures analysis. • Phase 3: Development of design requirements.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2009-1
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 543 268,40
Administrative Contact
Vaseem Khan (Mr.)

Participants (6)

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 453 079
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Boaz Golany (Prof.)
H.PETROPOULEA&CO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 379 600
Address
Trias 17
112 57 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iakovos Petropouleas (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 369 504
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Johanna Stellan (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 339 600
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1, Building 101A
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mikkel Boel (Mr.)
NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 48 000
Address
Eolou Street 86
10232 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
George Kaloritis (Mr.)
Aedas Architects Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 188 906,40
Address
Hardwick Street 5-8
EC1R 4RG London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Gagliano