LocationLake Charles, LA
Building FunctionMaintenance Building
Building Construction2011
Design Blast Load2.1 psi, 50 psi-msec

The upgrade of the large maintenance building included the partial demolition and reconstruction lean-to. Utilizing the smaller lean-to structure to resist the blast loading minimized the upgrade requirements for the larger building, resulting in a more efficient upgrade design.

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