Protecting People and Buildings From Terrorism

Protecting People and Buildings From Terrorism

Technology Transfer for Blast-effects Mitigation

eBook - 2001
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Concerned with the vulnerability of U.S. civilian and military personnel to terrorist bombing attacks, the U.S. Congress directed the Department of Defense to undertake a comprehensive research and testing program aimed at protecting people in buildings from such attacks. The Blast Mitigation for Structures Program (BMSP) was initiated in 1997 and has produced a large volume of experimental and analytical data that will permit the design of new, more robust buildings as well as the development of methods to retrofit a large number of vulnerable existing structures. This report reviews the BMSP program and investigates a process that would use existing institutional infrastructures (i.e., building code and standards-writing organizations, professional and technical organizations, universities, and research centers) to disseminate knowledge.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press : Available from Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, National Research Council, 2001
ISBN: 9780309509596
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 82 pages) : illustrations, charts
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