The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA 510-14, Voluntary Guide Specification for Blast Hazard Mitigation for Vertical Fenestration Systems. This document provides a guide for manufacturers, architects/specifiers, contractors, and building owners for specifying types of systems and services to meet the requirements of blast hazard mitigation.
Blast mitigation products are intended for the reduction of injuries and fatalities of occupants under defined blast criteria. The method of installing these products is as important as the product itself, and must be evaluated during testing and/or structural analysis, AAMA says.
“Unlike most AAMA documents, this one is primarily designed to be a roadmap for architects to use as a reference guide and format for specifying hazard mitigation products,” says Dennis Kelly (Graham Architectural Products), Chair of the Security Hazard Mitigation for Fenestration Products Committee.