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Design Peer Review and Test Support Services for Storm Shelters

The ICC 500 Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters is referenced in the International Residential Code (IRC) and International Building Code (IBC) as the presiding standard for the design…

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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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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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George Kantrales presents at UTSA on Critical Infrastructure

PEC Presents at UTSA on Protective Design of Critical Infrastructure

George Kantrales, Ph.D., was invited to speak to students and faculty of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio on protective design of critical infrastructure.…

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openFOAM CFD solver for cityscape blast loading

PEC is partnering with Synthetik Applied Technologies to Validate and Extend the OpenFOAM blastFOAM CFD Solver

blastFOAM is a high-performance, parallel CFD solver developed by Synthetik Applied Technologies.  The solver utilizes the OpenFOAM C++ library and is designed to model high-explosive detonation and blast wave propagation in complex…

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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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