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Practical Design of Structures for Blast Effects

  • April 08, 2014
  • 7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
  • Alabama Sports Hall of Fame


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PDF Registration Form:SEAoALSpringSeminarRegistration 2014.pdf


Practical Design of Structures for Blast Effects

by Jon A. Schmidt, PE, SECB, BSCP

8 PDHs FL & NY approved


 Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

2150 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North

Birmingham, AL  35203

(205) 323-6665



7:45 am   - 8:00 am                 Registration

8:00 am   - 12:00 pm               Morning Session

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm                 Lunch

1:00pm    - 4:45pm                  Afternoon Session



Seminar Includes: Delicious breakfast, lunch and breaks.  Great networking and quality professional development hours.


Seminar Topic Information: 8 PDHs: This one day seminar will address the following topics, with detailed design examples illustrating the procedures discussed:

  • ASCE/SEI 59-11, Blast Protection of Buildings
  • Other applicable guidance from DoD and DHS
  • Risk assessment to establish appropriate blast design criteria
  • Progressive collapse resistance using tie forces and alternate load paths
  • Uncertainties and assumptions inherent in blast effects analysis and design
  • Characterization of blast loading aon affected elements
  • Selection of applicable response limits based on the desired level of protection
  • Vulnerability assessment using pressure-impulse diagrams
  • Dynamic and equivalent static analysis using single-degree-of-freedom models
  • Glazing hazard evaluation using software or equivalent wind pressures 


Seminar Instructor:  Jon Schmidt, PE, SECB, BSCP

is an associate structural engineer and the Director of Anti-terrorism Services at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, Missouri.  Mr. Schmidt is a nationally recognized expert on the design of building to mitigate terrorist attacks and other threats, and a frequent author and speaker on this topic.  He is a leader in the development of standards and guidelines for facility security and blast resistance, serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Building Security Council (BSC) and vice-chair of the SEI Codes & Standards Committee on Blast Protection of Building.


See SEAoALSpringSeminarRegistration 2014.pdf for additional information on seminar and information on lodging if needed.



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