Slanting Design: A Pilot Program
Final rept. Oct 1981-Nov 1985
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY WASHINGTON DC
Pagination or Media Count:
The AIA Foundation contracted with Mariana and Associates to design basement blast shelter areas in two buildings in Washington, DC. Alternate construction bids were received for both designs. FEMA decided to finance shelter construction at the National Rehabilitation Hospital NRH located at 106 Irving Street NW, and not to finance shelter construction at 727 15th Street NW. Incremental shelter construction cost estimates ranged between 37 and 110 per square foot above normal costs. Evaluation were performed for two questions 1 the adequacy of design guidance provided to practicing architects and engineers by Protective Construction , TR-20 Vol.4, and other existing references -- Found to be inadequate and 2 the practical difficulties of incorporating shelter construction into otherwise typical building projects -- Found to be manageable, but difficult to schedule precisely. The shelters were designed to sustain 15 psi pounds per square inch overpressure.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology