This course discusses explosive threat parameters and measures needed to protect shelters from blast effects. We will be covering FEMA 453 "Safe Rooms and Shelters Protecting People Against Terrorist Attacks" chapter 2. During the course we will discuss: Structural systems and building envelope elements for new and existing shelters are analyzed; shelters and FEMA model building types are discussed; and protective design measures for the defined building types are provided, as are design guidance and retrofit issues. The purpose of this course is to offer comprehensive information on how to improve the resistance of shelters when exposed to blast events.
- To complete the course you must pass a short 30 question multiple-choice/ true-false quiz.