Fortified & Hardened Homes

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Hardened Structures
Hardened Structures

Fortified & Hardened Homes

Hardened Structures has over 23 years of experience building shelters for the private sector.

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us."
- Sir Winston Churchill, British Statesman

Hardened Structures is a Professional Architectural/Engineering Firm specializing in the confidential planning, design and covert construction of FORTIFIED homes, underground “Genesis” shelter systems, homes with executive underground bunkers (shown right), survival communities and Missile Silo Conversions. These facilities are designed with independent sources of power and water. They can serve as a primary dwelling, vacation home, corporate retreat, long term shelter or expanded multi-function compound. Client confidentiality and total project secrecy are paramount on all of our projects.

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Balanced Survivability Design Approach

Because it is impossible to protect against all threats and hazards, adopting a “balanced approach” in designs that considers intended functions, threat mitigation, and budget, is imperative. This is where Hardened Structures experience and know-how separates our Team from the general purpose Architects and Engineers. Our Teams experience has shown there is no one-size-fits-all or formula of security features and programs that will ensure 100% safety against all violent attacks or natural disasters. Designers and owners must understand the limitations of designed facilities and proposed countermeasures. Mitigating measures or countermeasures are specified to meet a particular anticipated threat, not all possible threats.

At Hardened Structures our Team designs your facility to achieve a Balanced Survivability, ensuring that no one system or component is the “Achilles heel.” No matter if it is Nuclear, Biological or Chemical war, armed assaults or EMP/HEMP, our experienced and highly specialized team of engineers, scientists and ex-Navy SEALS can confidentiality design and covertly construct your facility efficiently and cost effectively anywhere in the world.

Risk Assessment

Hardened Structures first steps in determining the feasibility of constructing a “HARDENED” home in a specific location is to completely understand our Client’s priorities/goals/budget, thoroughly examine the site and its surroundings, be fully aware of all regulatory agencies having jurisdiction and to conduct a full Risk Assessment. This is completed using our proprietary “Confidential Client Interview Form”.Once this information has been assimilated and agreed upon the development of the Hardened Structures Feasibility Study can be completed and submitted. This study is a condition precedent to establishing a Program of Requirements, which then allows the Client to modify the Program or continue to the next phases. The planning, design and construction of a Hardened Structure is technically specific and complex and is executed through the following phases:

Feasibility Study
Protection Program
Design Documents
Permitting (if requested)
Pre- Construction
Systems Orientation
CAD model of a residential shelter featuring: air lock, decontamination area, access from house and garden
Air filtration system

The World’s Leading PRE-FABRICATED STEEL SHELTER: Genesis Series

While each risk situation is unique and requires a methodical threat assessment tailored to the client’s needs, the experience of the Hardened Structures Team across the spectrum of threats has enabled us to design a modular, configurable system that enables survivability in even the most demanding scenarios. Called the Genesis Series, this underground shelter system provides protection against a wide range of disasters including 2012 scenarios. For protecting your family or family group, the Genesis Series is unmatched in the industry.

The Genesis Pre-fabricated Steel Shelter system has been specifically designed for military applications and catastrophic world ending scenarios.

Visit the Genesis Series page for more information.