Design & Construction
Hardened Structures of Utah is a Professional Construction Program Management Company specializing in the confidential planning, design and covert construction of hardened facilities, hardened homes, underground bunkers, survival communities, rural compounds and fortresses. These facilities are designed with independent sources of power and water and typically incorporate a substantial underground component. 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 design/build projects.
A hardened facility can be constructed in most localities, urban, suburban or rural. By its nature, a hardened structure is usually designed to perform its primary mission both during and after a war-like or criminal attack, in the event of a major natural disaster or accidental/man made emergency. Thus making hardening one of its requirements and a significant part of the cost.
Our survival communities are designed, implemented and tested to be defensible, sustainable and to ecologically blend into their environment.
In order to prepare for terrorist attacks, global warming, major disasters and other emergencies, it is impossible to maintain the highest level of preparedness for all possibilities all of the time. Given limited resources, managing the risk posed by major events is imperative. In an atmosphere of changing and evolving threats, resilience and preservation are the cornerstones and it is vital to build structures that will enable the Client to prevent, respond to and recover from a wide range of major events.
We address these challenges by employing a Multi-Hazard Engineering methodology that not only recognizes individual hazards/threats sequentially but also address all hazards/threats simultaneously as a problem of optimization under constraints. The facility can be protected against a wide range of threats including forced entry/armed assaults, climate change, 2012, chemical/biological/radiological/explosive (CBRE) agents, airblast, ground shock, penetration, fragmentation and damage to the structure and equipment due to explosive loading.
Along with the Client’s particular living, function and storage requirements, the designs also incorporate active defense and manned and mechanical responses to reduce or limit the effectiveness of any given threat along with individual/family long term living requirements.
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