What’s the difference between Blast-proof vs. Blast-resistant building design? Join us at our upcoming seminar ‘Buildings in Hazardous Environments’ to find out!
The word ‘proof’ implies that a building will be unaffected by forces such as blast overpressures, fires, thermal radiation, or toxic gas ingress.
If the load that a building is designed to resist is exceeded, there’s a strong possibility that it could fail to protect its occupants. The reality is that there is no such thing as a blast-proof building!
Blast ‘resistant’ buildings are designed to fail in a safe and predictable manner, that both maximises the absorption of energy and continues to protect their occupants should the expected blast loads be exceeded.