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State of the Practice: Blast Design of Building Facades and Structural Systems

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This presentation will summarize the state of the practice of blast design of facades and structural systems. It will focus on identifying criteria, standards, defining blast loads, blast design and analysis approaches for typical facade and structural components, and efficiency in design and overall project cost savings.
Cliff Jones is a Project Engineer at Protection Engineering Consultants. He is a licensed PE in Texas and SE in Illinois and works primarily in the design of buildings and building facades for extreme loads from natural and man-made hazards.