Larson Engineering is experienced in the structural design of blast resistant façades. We have provided blast resistant design for both domestic and international projects. Our experience includes the design of government building façades for the General Services Administration, Veterans Administration and the United States Department of Defense. In addition, we have provided blast resistant design services for commercial building facades. Our experience includes new façade design and recladding existing buildings for blast protection.
Blast resistant design of façades for government and commercial projects
Blast resistant design for the recladding of existing buildings
Design of curtain wall test specimens and attendance at full-scale blast mock-up tests
Design of façade systems for military office and housing facilities based on Department of Defense Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC)
Blast resistant design of federal courthouse façades in compliance with Interagency Security Committee (ISC) security design criteria
Veterans Administration hospital façade systems using Veterans Administration security design criteria
National and international projects
Over 35 years of structural design for curtain wall systems
Preliminary system review and design development
Design of mock-up test wall
Blast resistant design for custom unitized curtain wall
Design of stick-built and storefront systems for blast loading
Blast resistant design of fixed and operable window systems
Design of door and entry systems for blast loads
Blast resistant design of aluminum panel systems
Design of security louvers to resist blast loads
Design of glass units utilizing WINGARD PE
Single Degree of Freedom (SDOF) dynamic analysis for blast loads
Structural calculation submittal package
Structural design assistance with field installation issues and on-site structural modifications
Registered in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico, 9 Canadian Provinces and all 3 territories
Arizona - Scottsdale
Kirk Smith, P.E.
Illinois - Chicago
Melissa Gradecki, S.E., P.E., LEED AP
Minnesota - White Bear Lake
Ethan Charpentier, S.E., P.E.
Missouri - St. Louis
Keith Quick, P.E.
Wisconsin - Appleton
Kevin Wisniewski, S.E., P.E.