Facility Engineering Associates acquires security consulting firm RETA Security

by Brianna Crandall — January 25, 2017 — Fairfax, Virginia-based Facility Engineering Associates, P.C. (FEA) recently announced that Paul Timm and RETA Security, Inc., have joined the FEA team. Combining the two firms allows FEA to offer its clients world-class facility security consulting as part of its suite of total asset management consulting services, says the firm.

RETA Security assists school administrators with independent physical security consulting services, including assessments, training, and emergency planning. RETA Security says it takes a holistic, collaborative and sustainable approach, using its patented ALPHA methodology to objectively evaluate a security program and provide prioritized recommendations.

Paul Timm, president of RETA Security, is a board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP), the author of School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program, and a nationally acclaimed expert in school security, says FEA. In addition to conducting numerous vulnerability assessments and his frequent keynote addresses, Paul is an experienced School Crisis Assistance Team volunteer through the National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA).

Paul Timm is an active member of ASIS International’s School Safety & Security Council and the Illinois Association of School Business Officials’ Risk Management Committee. Paul also served on the Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF) School Security Subcommittee. He is certified in Vulnerability Assessment Methodology (VAM) through Sandia National Laboratories and the ALPHA vulnerability assessment methodology.

Founded in 1992, Facility Engineering Associates (FEA) is an engineering and facilities management consulting firm providing clients with tools to help extend the service life of existing facilities and building systems.