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Building Terrorism Mitigation - Blast and CBR Measures

COURSE NO: F04-002
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Building Terrorism Mitigation - Blast and CBR Measures
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides guidance on the various explosive blast mitigation measures as well as chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) protective measures. It discusses explosion effects, building damage, inju­ries, levels of protection, stand-off distance, and predicting blast loads and effects. It also presents protective measures and actions to safeguard the occupants of a building from CBR threats based on guidance from the CDC/NIOSH and the DOD. These measures include evacuation, sheltering in place, personal protective equipment, air filtration and pressurization, and exhausting and purging, as well as CBR detection.


This 4 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, planners, architects, landscape designers, construction and operations personnel, security and law enforcement agents, as well as consultants and contractors to gain a better understanding in identifying and implementing explosive blast and CBR protective measures against potential terrorist attacks.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the blast process and effects (chemical reaction, blast shockwave, incident and reflected pressures, building damage and injuries)
  • Estimating the minimum standoff distance based on a given design threat
  • Predicting blast loads and effects
  • Implementing various design protective measures for CBR mitigation
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 4 “Explosive Blast” and Chapter 5 “Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Measures” of the FEMA Publication tilted, “Mitigating Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings” (FEMA 426).

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Explosive Blast and CBR Mitigation Measures (2.8 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapters 4 and 5 of this FEMA publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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