Humanitarian Advancement Through Technology June 1 - 4 th, 2014

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Tutorial Presenter Biographies

Alexander (Alec) Hans Hay

Resilience & security Planning Leader

Years of Experience: 17

Alec joined DIALOG in 2013 after 25 years in the British Army during which he specialised in fortifications and infrastructure development. This included a variety a responsible appointments over the last 20 years including the lead force protection designer in Northern Ireland, physical protection advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority (South) following the Second Iraq War, and NATO infrastructure planner for Afghanistan. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, teaching and researching resilience and protection planning for infrastructure networks and urban environments. A member of CPNI’s Register of Security Engineers & Specialists, he is an internationally recognised expert in physical protection and security integration planning and design. Notable projects include:

Basrah International Airport. 2004, 2005, 2008. Basrah International Airport was both a civilian use airport and a military base, necessitating careful segregation of traffic and access by function and screening. This included the force protection of the military compound as the insurgency took hold, resulting in a $375M force protection hardening of accommodation, hospital and recreation facilities for transition from UK to US control. Alec was responsible for the technical oversight of the initial master planning and again later for the construction and commissioning of the hardened facilities.

Kabul International Airport. 2005/2006. Kabul is a multi-user international airport. As the NATO force protection and infrastructure planning engineer responsible for the estate in Afghanistan, Alec conducted the master planning and concept design of protection and essential facilities for the relocation of the NATO camp to the North side of the runway. The original NATO compound enclosed the airfreight terminal, which was needed for civilian use. This multi-year project (2005-2011) was a complicated transition, involving mixed use, international multi-user, 27 national approvals and culture mix demanded sensitive handling of protection issues.

City of Toronto Infrastructure Resilience Study. 2012. Conducted in conjunction with the University of Toronto, this study looked at the essential city operations and the infrastructure and services upon which they relied. The consequence relationship between these dependencies provided an understanding of how extreme weather events could directly and indirectly affect all municipal functions as well as the communities, commercial districts and infrastructure. The validity of the study was demonstrated in 2013 during the Toronto floods when all associated consequences were accurately and completely mapped.