Study: Seismic retrofitting may reduce bomb blast damage

04/27/2004 | American City Business Journals

Engineers have shown that retrofitting and the use of blast-resistant windows could have reduced damage to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City by 90% in the 1995 bomb blast that killed 168 people. The findings were demonstrated by Degenkold Engineers, which won an award this month for its efforts, in response to debate over whether seismic retrofitting also could protect a building from a terrorist blast.

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