Blast Rated Buildings

The following items need to be considered in designing a blast rated building;

  1. PSI rating of the blast
  2. Blast duration in milliseconds
  3. Overpressure and reflective pressure
  4. The degree of response, individuals inside of the building are protected.
  • Low Response: Minor repairs from damage and building can be used again
  • Medium Response; significant repairs from widespread building damage High response; replace entire building due to loss of structural integrity from damage. The building does not collapse.