Munitions Maintenance Shop Ellington field JRB, Houston, TX
The building (approx. 3102 sq ft) is a one story earth-covered and filled reinforced concrete structure. It is designed to resist the effects of an accidental explosion from neighboring magazines. Foundation is reinforced concrete continuous spread footings and the floor is reinforced concrete slab (on-grade).
Peter F. Johnson Dale Adams GRW, Inc. (859) 223-3999
Roof view including wall
Underside of roof
Alternate view of roof and wall
Explosive Components Facility
Sandia National Labs P.O. Box 5800 Albuquerque, NM
98,000 sq ft, 1-story blast-resistant reinforced concrete and reinforced concrete masonry, explosive (up to 1.5 kg of TNT) laboratories, offices, firing/testing bays and chambers and magazines. Unique corridor and maze arrangement (tested) greatly reduced the construction costs and experiment (test firing) set-up time by eliminating blast doors. The facility provided total containment of fragments and gases from accidental and planned detonations.
Sandia National Labs David Hendrick P.E. Lloyd Bonzon (505) 845-8989
Ordnance Environment Test Facility
NSWC Crane, IN
17,052 sq ft, 1-story reinforced concrete facility used to test explosive ordnances and designed to protect personnel in adjacent bays or test cells and offices from an accidental explosion of up 100# of TNT. This facility contains test cells, and harden control rooms, conference rooms, restrooms, and open work station areas. Stand-off distances and explosive capacities allowed the use of the more economical stirrup type reinforcement. Innovated blast-resistant wall penetration details were also provided.
Southern Division NAVFAC Kenny Geddings
Mason & Hanger Terry Allen, P.E. (859) 252-9980
Explosives Blending & Processing Fac.
DOE Mound Labs, Miamisburg, OH
3,550 sq ft, 1-story reinforced concrete facility used for blending operations of Trident II propellants. This facility was designed to contain and prevent propagation between the processing bays of an accidental explosion of class 1.1 explosive materials. Processing bays included two 10 kg (23#), two 25 kg (56#), and two 50 kg (112#) rooms. This facility also contains a remote operations control room, administration area, inert storage room, and an equipment room hardened for protection of it's occupants. For economy the reinforced concrete walls and roofs of the processing bays were designed to a maximum of 12 degree support rotation and constructed using laced type reinforcement. Blowout panels and doors were designed to vent the effects of a detonation and reduce costs of the blast-resistant walls and roof.
DOE Mound Labs Miamisburg, OH
Other blast resistant project experience: Underground Reinforced Concrete Blast/Fallout Shelter, Lexington, KY Blast Wall for Hydrogen Tank, Silver Star Bldg, Battle Creek, MI Blast Analysis of Exterior Walls, Bldg 160 NSWC, Crane, IN Existing Test Cell Analysis & Upgrade, Bldg 365 NSWC, Crane, IN Ammo Surveillance Facility, Blue Grass Army Depot, Richmond, KY Molten Salt Demil. Facility, Blue Grass Army Depot, Richmond, KY Line 10 Explosive (RDX) Facility Modernization, Holston AAP, Kingsport, TN Lines 1 thru 9 Renovation, Holston AAP, Kingsport, TN HMX/PBX Process Improvements, Holston AAP, Kingsport, TN Magazine Renovations, Holston AAP, Kingsport, TN Explosive melt kettle & piping support, Holston AAP, Kingsport, TN Nutsche - Wheeling ramp Improvements, Holston AAP, Kingsport, TN 1.1 Pilot Production Complex, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL Stinger Missile Test Cells, Ontario, CA 16 inch Gun Test Range and Firing Complex, White Sands, NM Modernization to "A" Line, IAAP Nitrocellulose Fac. Charlestown, IN Ordinance Inspect & Transfer Station/Magazines, Mound Lab, OH Explosives Chemical R&D Lab. NSWC, Indianhead, MD Material Compatibility Assurance Fac., Pantex Plant, Amarillo, TX Magazine Structural Analysis & Safety Study, NSWC, Dahlgren, VA Blast Shield Design - Building 104, NSWC, Crane, IN Missile Magazines, NWS Seal Beach, Silverdale, WA Cryofracture/Incineration Demo Plant, Tooele Army Depot, UT Cryofracture/Incineration Demo Plant, Pueblo, CO Missile Magazines, Seal Beach, CA Test Fire Magazine, Mound Labs., OH Harden Test Cells, NWSC, Crane, IN Ordnance Master Plan, NWS Earle, Colts Neck, NJ Ammo Prep Facility, Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ Direct Fire Range, Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ Artillery & Mortar Firing Fac., Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ UF6 Cylinder Detonation Study, Paducah, KY Repair Explosive Labs, Bldg 600, NSWC, Indianhead, MD High Explosive Application Fac., Lawrence Livermore Lab. Livermore, CA