Blast Protection of Buildings
|Publication Date:||1 January 2011|
This voluntary Standard provides minimum planning, design, construction, and assessment requirements for new and existing buildings subject to the effects of accidental or malicious explosions, including principles for establishing appropriate threat parameters, levels of protection, loadings, analysis methodologies, materials, detailing, and test procedures. However, this Standard is not applicable for the mitigation of potential accidents involving ammunition or explosives during their development, manufacturing, testing, production, transportation, handling, storage, maintenance, modifi cation, inspection, demilitarization, or disposal.
This Standard is intended to supplement and not supersede the requirements of the governing building code and other applicable standards and laws. The omission of any specifi c material or system does not necessarily preclude its use in accordance with this Standard, as long as all applicable provisions are satisfi ed. This Standard does not prescribe requirements or guidelines for the mitigation of progressive collapse or other potential postblast behavior.