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What’s New for Windows? Updated UFC 4-010-01 Minimum Antiterrorism Standards For Buildings

→  May 10th, 2012  →  Industry Developments

One area of changes in the New UFC 4-010-01, 9 February 2012, is in the design requirements for exterior windows and skylights.   The updates are pretty exciting, from this blast engineer’s perspective, because they explicitly address some of the recurrent questions from design teams and owners, and clarify items that seemed to have differing interpretations, […]

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Designing Buildings to Meet the UFC 4-010-01:

→  October 7th, 2010  →  Industry Developments

Very Low Level of Protection Windows vs Low Level of Protection Windows While it seems that the Very Low Level of Protection (VLLOP) window requirements of the UFC 4-010-01 should result in a less restrictive design than the Low Level of Protection (LLOP) window requirements, this is not the case. The UFC 4-010-01 varies the […]

New DoD Unified Facilities Criteria Document

→  November 2nd, 2009  →  Industry Developments

New DoD criteria document:  For people who work on DoD building design NEW UFC 3-701-09 DoD Facilities Pricing Guide provides pricing models for array of facility types.  The document is intended for planning purposes ( not individual facilities/ project estimates) but is great for rule of thumb.  It includes ncludes models for reserve centers, medical […]