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Quantification of Electrical Arc Induced Blast Hazards

Prudent Measures for Safety of Personnel and Reliability of Continued Operations Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) regularly supports industrial clients to determine hazards and vulnerabilities in terms of personnel safety and operations for …

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Assessment, Design, and Construction Support to Mitigate Hostile Vehicle Ramming Threats

The recent global trend in the use of ‘vehicles as a weapon’ in the conduct of terror attacks, presents a significant challenge to urban planners, architects, engineers, and building owners.  The often-conflicting …

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Safe Storage and Explosion Control for Hazardous Materials

Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) and its principals and engineers are known for decades of experience related to threats and hazards from the detonation of high explosives and improvised explosives, and, for design …

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FragTrack and ParticleTrack: Computer Vision Applications to Track & Quantify Test Video Data

FragTrack and ParticleTrack are codes developed by Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) to classify, track and describe fragments and particulates observed in high-speed testing videos. Such data processing capabilities are critical for data …

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Modeling Armed Aggressor, Active Shooter, and MTFA Scenarios

Protection Engineering Consultants uses risk-based design approaches to adequately mitigate the consequences of armed aggressor, active shooter, and marauding terrorist firearms attack (MTFA) scenarios. Computational modeling is used to quantify occupant egress …

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Full-Service Façade Design as the Specialty Structural Engineer

PEC offers façade design and specialty structural engineer (SSE) services to architects, engineers, and contractors. As the specialty structural engineer, we provide a complete facade system design, from each component to the …

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Protection Planning for Drone Carried Improvised Explosive Devices (DCIED)

U.S. Government anti-terrorism, force protection, and military planners and assessors have identified drone carried improvised explosive devices (DCIED) as an emerging threat to US and Allied critical infrastructure (read more here).  To …

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Understanding and Mitigating the Impact of Global Terrorism

Faced with the highly complex and dynamic state of global terrorism, PEC supports the protection of people, systems and infrastructure. The Institute for Economics & Peace releases an annual report that provides …

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Computational Wind Engineering: Modeling Wind Effects in Urban Terrain

PEC is leveraging 3D urban cityscape geometry and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes to quantitatively assess the wind environment around buildings, including anticipated envelope and structural loads, pedestrian comfort, energy modeling, and …

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Energy Absorbing Connections for Blast Loading

PEC is currently working with the U.S. Department of State to develop novel energy absorbing connections (EACs) to protect the occupants in buildings subject to large blast loads, such as those from …

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