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.
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.
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: