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Security Assessments of Military Facilities in Accordance with UFC 4-020-01 DoD Security Engineering Facilities Planning Manual

In accordance with the performance-based approach, the new UFC 4-010-01 guidelines require the use of UFC 4-020-01 to determine if the minimum requirements in UFC 4-010-01 are adequate or if additional mitigation measures should be implemented for all facilities.

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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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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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PEC attend SAME 2017 Small Business Conference

PEC is attending the SAME 2017 Federal Small Business Conference

Aldo McKay is heading to Pittsburgh this week to attend the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Federal Small Business Conference for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry. The SAME 2017 small business conference…

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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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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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PEC attend Texas State Collaborative Meeting on Resiliency.

PEC attended 2017 Texas State Collaborative Meeting on Resiliency

Cliff Jones went to the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas yesterday to attend the 2017 Texas State Collaborative Meeting on resiliency in construction. The Texas State Collaborative meeting was organized and led…

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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…

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Kirk Marchand to present on facade performance at 2017 IABSE Symposium

PEC to present at 2017 IABSE Symposium on Facade Performance

PEC’s Kirk Marchand is attending and presenting at the 39th International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE) Symposium this week in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The 2017 IABSE Symposium theme “Engineering the Future”…

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