2018 PCI Committee

PEC is attending the 2018 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference

Chuck Oswald and Marlon Bazan will attend the PCI Blast Resistance and Structural Integrity (BRSI) committee meeting at the 2018 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference in Denver CO on February 21.…


PEC to present on Bridge Security at the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting

PEC will be in Washington D.C. next week to attend the 2018 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting.  He will be giving a presentation on Bridge Security: An Overview of Requirements, Guidance & Lessons…


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.…


Bridge Security

Bridge Security – Protecting Critical Transportation Infrastructure from Terrorist Attacks

While buildings often take the majority of focus, transportation infrastructure has become a more frequent target of terrorist attacks in the recent decades. Since 1977, nineteen (19) terrorist attacks and plots were…


PEC is presenting at CONFAB 2017 on Near Contact Blast Effects in Tunnels

PEC’s Tim Brewer is attending and presenting at the 2nd International Conference on Structural and Safety under Fire and Blast Loading (CONFAB) 2017 this week at Brunel University in London, England. The…

Case Study

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 …


FHWA-HIF-17-032 Bridge Security Design Manual

The FHWA Bridge Security Design Manual provides structural engineers, planners, owners and others effective strategies to design highway bridge systems that are resilient against terrorist threats.  These threats have been a growing…

Team Member

Eric Sammarco, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI

Dr. Eric Sammarco joined Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) in the fall of 2013 and has fourteen (14) years of structural engineering research and design experience. He currently serves as the company’s Advanced…

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