Different labs require different designs and construction techniques. Some can be built in pre-existing buildings with little to no modification to the surrounding structure; others require more substantial designs and require greater security measures to be in place. For labs requiring more structural integrity or those in range of potential explosions or fires, LCS can help.
What is a blast resistant building?
Simply put, a blast-resistant building is one built to withstand an explosion. Walls, doors, windows, and roofs must be built with the express purpose of protecting individuals inside the building in the event of an explosion nearby. These buildings require a different standard of engineering than traditional structures and are quickly becoming the industry standard for labs operating within blast zones.
Many of our blast resistant designs double as shelter in place (SIP) facilities. The buildings are substantial enough to completely separate individuals from any hazardous material outside the building or room. Our blast resistant facilities are put in place to provide a secure environment for lab and testing facility employees.
Do you need a new building?
Not necessarily; LCS can often ‘harden’ pre-existing labs, making them into safe and secure facilities. As with many of our services, we want to work within your budget and will always place the highest priority in building the best structure we can. We’re familiar with the techniques necessary to bring your existing facility up to blast resistant standard.
How long does your facility need to be vacated?
LCS Constructors is well versed in working in occupied labs. We understand the importance of maintaining a clean facility and protecting your existing equipment and we’ll do everything we can to keep the interruptions at a minimum, communicating with you every step of the way.
Not all labs require blast resistant structures, but many can benefit from this type of construction. As with all of our projects, we place the highest priority on the security of your lab and your employees. Contact us today for more information on how your facility can benefit from a blast resistant structure.