Aldo McKay is the featured speaker at the next Thirsty Thursday Webinar Series sponsored by Glass Association of North American (GANA). On June 21, 2018, Aldo will discuss the design of blast-resistant glazing systems per the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) criteria, including interpretation of the updates made in the latest 2016 ISC Criteria.

U.S. Federal buildings such as courthouses and important federal agency facilities have special design requirements intended to prevent injury and protect occupant’s lives, as well as protect assets and preserve operations. In 2013, the ISC repackaged the security criteria for federal buildings under one document called “The Risk Management Process (RMP) for Federal Facilities”. This document and its appendices define the criteria and processes required to determine the Facility Security Level (FSL) of a federal facility, and provides a single source of security countermeasures that must be implemented for all non-military Federal facilities in the United States.

In this webinar, the intent and application of the latest RMP will be discussed as it relates to the design of blast-resistant glazing systems and will provide architect, engineers, and project managers with examples and guidance of how to implement these requirements in new and existing (retrofit) projects. By attending, you will gain a better understanding of critical terminology and implementation of security requirements of the 2016 ISC criteria such as:

  • FSL – what it means and how its determined
  • How to navigate the ISC RMP and companion appendices
  • Blast-resistance (façade, windows, mail screening, under building parking, etc.)
  • Balanced design for glazing systems

If you miss the webinar or would like more information about how PEC can support your next project, please reach out to Aldo McKay.


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