RedVector RV-10956

Protecting People Against Terrorist Attacks: Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Threat Protection

Protecting People Against Terrorist Attacks: Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Threat Protection

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-10956

SME: William Coulbourne, P.E., F. ASCE, F. SEI

As contaminated air infiltrates a safe room, the level of protection to the occupants diminishes which can result in injury or death. This interactive online course teaches you how to add CBR protection capability to a shelter or safe room. You will learn about the design of shelters and how they are used to protect against chemical, biological, and radiological, and explosive (CBRE) attacks.  Fallout shelters that are designed to protect against the effects of a nuclear weapon attack are not addressed in this course.
This course will guide you through the process of designing a shelter to protect against CBRE attacks. The intent of this course is not to mandate the construction of shelters for CBRE events, but rather to provide design guidance for professionals who wish to design and build such shelters.
Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe health, safety, and welfare implications of unventilated and ventilated safe rooms
  • Differentiate between Classes 1, 2 and 3 safe rooms and the levels of protection they provide
  • List the human factors that need to be considered in safe room selection
  • Identify the suggested maximum travel time to a safe room
  • Identify the minimum size safe room given the number and type of occupants
  • List the operational considerations for CBR safe rooms
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: William Coulbourne, P.E., F. ASCE, F. SEI
William Coulbourne, P.E., F. ASCE, F. SEI Photo
Mr. Coulbourne has a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Structural Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in three states. He is a national expert in wind and flood mitigation and has been involved in FEMA Mitigation Assessment Teams and natural hazard damage assessments for 20 years. He has been involved as an investigator or Project Manager with every major hurricane, tornado and flood since 1995, and was involved in a building collapse caused by terrorism and a tsunami in Japan. He has investigated failures and mitigation design techniques for thousands of buildings including residential structures, schools used as shelters, hospitals, and other critical facilities. He holds Certifications in Structural Engineering and Building Inspection Engineering.

Mr. Coulbourne has written articles for journals and given presentations, seminars and webinars for homebuilders, engineers, architects, building officials and homeowners on high wind and flood design and coastal construction issues and has taught as an Adjunct Faculty member in the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware. He was the primary author and Project Manager for FEMA 55: Coastal Construction Manual. He has co-authored books and journal articles on high wind design issues and strategies including Guides to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-05 and ASCE 7-10, an ATC Design Guide on Basic Wind Engineering for Low-Rise Buildings and a book on Engineering Investigations of Hurricane Damage for ASCE. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a Fellow in the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. He actively participates on the ASCE engineering standards committees for ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 24 Flood Resistant Design and Construction, and a new standards committee for improving tornado wind speeds using the EF Scale.
Mr. Coulbourne is a member of the Florida International Wall of Wind Technical Advisory Panel, a member of an Expert Panel for the Texas Department of Insurance investigating methods for determining hurricane damage caused by wind and water, a member of ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission Executive Committee, a Board Member of the American Association of Wind Engineering, and a newly elected member into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni of the Via Department of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech.
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