Various terrorist attacks over recent decades have considerably increased the perceived risk of similar incidents at other facilities, and a vehicle bomb has often been the weapon of choice. In the past, mitigation of this threat has been the exclusive domain of a handful of expert firms and individuals utilizing highly specialized techniques and tools. Today it is important that "ordinary" structural engineers have at least some awareness and capability in this area —which is now possible, thanks to simplified design methodologies and user-friendly computer programs.
Practical Blast and Progressive Collapse Design
This half-day seminar presented by Jon A. Schmidt, P.E., SECBof Burns & McDonnell will provide an introduction to these approaches and resources by reviewing the contents of ASCE/SEI Standard 59-11,Blast Protection of Buildings; addressing the inherent uncertainties, common assumptions, and step-by-step procedures for dynamic and equivalent static analysis of structural members using single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) models; and summarizing key considerations for designing buildings to resist progressive collapse.
8600 Mayland Drive
Richmond, VA 23294
Early bird rates:
SEAVA Members - $75
Young Professionals (under 30 years of age) - $55
Non-Members - $105
After April 1, all rates will increase by $25.
Professional Development Hours:
Jon A. Schmidt, P.E., SECB is a senior associate structural engineer and antiterrorism/blast consultant at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a nationally recognized thought leader in the engineering profession, and a frequent author and speaker on the design of buildings to mitigate terrorist attacks and other intentional threats. He has been prominently involved in the development of standards and guidelines for facility security and blast resistance, having served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Building Security Council (BSC) and vice-chair of the SEI Codes & Standards Committee on Blast Protection of Buildings. He is currently the Secretary on the NCSEA Board of Directors.