Post-Conflict Engineering - Preventive Measures

This Collection is part of the 'Post-Conflict Engineering Channel' aimed at improving post-conflict shelter outcomes. It includes technical knowledge on blast impacts on buildings. In parallel, it adopts a self-recovery approach to post-conflict activities.

This Collection contains guidance for building design and construction in order to mitigate the effects of blasts and explosives. The items here included cover the following: assessment of the blast load on structures; assessment of the effect of blast loads on reinforced concrete; addessing risk and design threats to resist explosives; and guidance to mitigate the effects of hazards resulting from terrorist attacks.

Special thanks to Shea Chuey for research contributions on post-conflict engineering, to Mbia Eloundou Boris for uploading these resources, and to Mushtaq Ahmad and Shabiti Mike for supplying the photos.

Current guidance comes from leading global organizations: Article36, DOD Information Analysis Center, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology (IJEIT), National Institute of Building Sciences
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