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Blast Mitigation Measures a Detailed Look at Products and Approaches to Protect Against Explosions

Tuesday, February 17
14:25-15:15
Breakout 2

Knowledge is power. This presentation will provide the pros and cons of current blast protection products/techniques to allow attendees to effectively deploy resources to protect people and property.

The world of blast protection has been rapidly expanding and there are now numerous products and approaches to providing protection from explosive attack. Where there used to be two solutions, there may now be ten. It is critical that security and design professionals understand the strengths and limitations of the various mitigation measures, and their applicability to buildings and facilities. This presentation will look at building and site elements (such as windows, doors, exterior walls, curtain walls, columns, beams, and vehicle barriers). The presentation will discuss a) the strengths and weaknesses of these building and site elements when subjected to attack; b) the available products and techniques that can be used to mitigate these weaknesses; and c) the relative cost implications of the approaches.

Presented by: Hollice Stone, President, Stone Security Engineering, PC, USA

Hollice Stone is a leader in the Security Engineering Industry with 24 years engineering, blast, antiterrorism and emergency response experience. She has devoted her career to helping protect people, buildings, campuses, and critical infrastructure from terrorism. Stone recently wrote the latest GSA Blast and Progressive Collapse guidelines and updated the US Army Corps of Engineers blast resistant door and window Guide Specifications.