Blast Resistant Building Design

IKM News • Updated October 2023

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.

Join our engineers, Gordon Nelson CEng MICE and Graeme Harley CEng MIStructE as they discuss key building design considerations for hazardous industries on November 8th 2023, at The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn.

To register for the seminar, please visit:
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