Key issues related to building protection from chemical, biological and radiological attacks will be presented in a free satellite broadcast sponsored by ASHRAE. Homeland Security for Buildings, which targets HVAC designers and facility owners and operators, will take place at noon (U.S. EST) April 14, 2004. It is hosted by the ASHRAE Presidential Ad Hoc Committee on Homeland Security and is funded through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York.
"With the United States federal government recently declaring that a significant risk of terrorist attacks exists, the need for information to keep building occupants and buildings safe is more important than ever," Ron Vallort, P.E., who will chair the broadcast, said. "This information is vital to the people responsible for design, construction and operation of buildings as well as those responsible for assessing potential threats and preparing for the risks of attack on facilities."