Security By Design in Abu Dhabi

Monday, February 16
11:25-12:15
Breakout 1

The SSPM, the first of its kind in the Middle East, establishes a system for approaching crime prevention and counter terrorism during planning and design that has practical worldwide applications.

In November, 2013 the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council launched their newest planning policy document: the Safety and Security Planning Manual (SSPM). The SSPM, the first of its kind in the Middle East, establishes a new system for approaching crime prevention and counter terrorism in the earliest stages of a project’s life: during planning and design. The session is designed to introduce important aspects of the new system, including common opportunities and constraints faced by local planners and designers. An emphasis is placed on demonstrating the breadth of the SSPM’s practical application, regardless of location, in two separate case studies.

Presented by: Hunter Burkall, Associate Director of Security, WSP Global, United Arab Emirates

Hunter R. Burkall, PSP, is a Physical Security Professional and CPTED Specialist with 14 years’ experience in physical security planning, design and operations. Hunter recently served as a Security Advisor to the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) and helped lead an Executive Council project, which established new regulation for how crime prevention and protective security is approached across the Emirate. He is a Security Advisor to the Qatari government on major master planning projects taking place in Doha. Hunter is also responsible for managing and delivering security works for a number of iconic projects across the region. He is a member of ASIS International and sits on the ASIS Security Architecture and Engineering Council and the ASIS Supply Chain and Transportation Security Council.