Precast concrete provides excellent Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) and blast resistance, among many other high performance attributes. It has been used in many military, government, and other structures providing protection and resiliency.
Blast testing of precast insulated sandwich wall panels by the Air Force Research Laboratory in Panama City, Fla. show that precast meets the limits as defined by US Army Corp PDC-TR 06-08 Single Degree of Freedom Structural Response Limits for Anti-terrorism Design. Watch the video:
A brief overview of blast design was developed by the Blast Resistance and Structural Integrity Committee as Appendix A for the 8th Edition of the PCI Handbook. This overview was published in the Winter 2014 issue of the PCI Journal, and focuses on the design of precast concrete building components to resist blast loads, with a primary focus on exterior explosive blasts. For more in depth design guidance please refer to the PCI Blast Design Manual (MNL-141) that can be purchased at the PCI Online Bookstore.