In an age of mega industrial and commercial projects and evolving threats of urban terrorism, requirements for and responses to designing buildings for varying degrees of blast resistance have become more relevant for Architects across the design spectrum.
For many, the terminology and science involved can seem overwhelming. The webinar will address the science behind BR design, lift the veil from the complex sounding terminology and remove common misunderstandings that lead to inhibitive design responses. By demystifying the concepts, architects will be better positioned to work with their structural engineers and clients.
The course will address terms such as Blast-Proof vs. Blast Resistant; Overpressures and impulses; 3-part curves; Blast contours; Inherent protective properties of common construction systems and active vs. passive responses.
Muhammad A. Siddiqui, AIA