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November 14, 2012

WEBINAR:  Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection in compliance with the 2012 Unified Facilities Criteria

by Hinman Team

Hinman Consulting Engineers will be hosting a free informative webinar for our valued clients on the changes to the New UFC DoD minimum antiterrorism standards for buildings, UFC 4-010-01 dated February 9, 2012.  We will discuss the applicability of the new criteria and provide a summary of changes.


November 14, 2012

Master Planning becomes a Master Headache!

by Hinman Team

The changes to 2012 UFC 4-010-01 DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings are a game changer in the way the construction and A/E industries handle not only standoff requirements, but windows, and unobstructed space. As discussed in my previous blog, The Hidden Cost of Saving Money, there are major changes to the standoff requirements under these new requirements. By varying standoff requirements, the Department of Defense has increased complexities and uncertainties within the industry.


October 03, 2012

Hinman Presenting at Upcoming AIA Conference on Exciting New Design Opportunities of Tilt-wall

by Hinman Team

Hinman Managing Engineer, Mark Gardner, will be presenting at an upcoming AIA conference along with Powers Brown Architecture.  Hosted by the Texas Society of Architects, the 73rd Annual Convention and Design Products and Ideas Expo conference will take place in Austin, Texas between October 18 and 20th.  Hinman and PBA will showcase exciting new applications of tilt-up concrete in their presentation “The Architectural Potential of Tilt-Wall Design.”  There is still time to register!  We hope to see you there!


October 03, 2012

The New Anti-Terrorism Applications of Tilt-up

by Hinman Team

Hinman Consulting Engineers has recently worked with Powers Brown Architecture (PBA) and Haynes Whaley Associates to pioneer a new application for tilt-up concrete building design to meet the Department of Defense’s blast and progressive collapse resistance requirements. This innovative design not only has numerous untapped anti-terrorism applications but is more affordable than conventional construction methods.


September 27, 2012

UFC 2012: Implications You Need to Know Regarding Window Design!

by Hinman Team

The new UFC has a strong start, presenting designers with modified site requirements that reduce perimeter standoff distances.  A change welcomed by design professionals.  However, don’t be too quick to celebrate.


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