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Metal Construction News: Blast-Resistant Design

March 18, 2022
MB-Blast provides fast running, high fidelity modeling coupled with optimization/automation. This is a first for the blast design of metal buildings and results in significant steel savings. Thornton Tomasetti

Safety, strength and cost-efficiency are just some of the reasons why metal building systems are a top choice for chemical, oil and gas facilities. Because of their exposure to potential hazards, they have unique blast-design considerations. Senior Project Engineer Matthew Gomez, lead developer of MB-Blast (our proprietary metal building blast software), spoke with Tony Bouquot of Metal Building Manufactures Association about some of the issues and challenges of optimizing these structures.

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