Project Profile: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, New Jersey
Project: Safety & Security Assessment & Planning
Scope of Work: Professional Systems Engineering, LLC provided a safety and security assessment and planning for three DDCF properties: the foundation’s headquarters in New York, the 2,700-acre Duke Farm in New Jersey, and a property in Shangri La, Hawaii. PSE led the project and provided physical security and infrastructure planning, while our subconsultant assisted with planning for policies, procedures, and guard services. PSE delivered a single report documenting existing systems and procedures. The report contained recommendations to meet DDCF’s planning goals.
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) supports national grant makers programs totaling more than $340 million since late 2003 to non-profit organizations in the areas of medical research, the arts, wildlife preservation, and child abuse prevention.
Our services included the following:
- Site surveys/interviews: conducted surveys/interviews at the New Jersey estate and the foundation’s headquarters in New York to establish existing infrastructure and systems. The Hawaii site study was conducted remotely. Survey items included duct banks, networks, safety and security systems, buildings, electrical, perimeter, gates, parking, lighting, and related aspects.
- Programmatic of user requirements: reviewed incidences and programmed the master plan for the sites, operations, and systems goals.
- Recommendations: recommended solutions included cost estimates, phasing, design, bid, construction, infrastructure, technologies, equipment, main control, proprietary monitoring, cabling, IP vs conventional, and other aspects.