**FREE FOR DOWNLOAD** An electronic copy of this report is available from the FEMA library.
The ATC-56-1 (FEMA 427) report, Primer for Design of Commercial Buildings to Mitigate Terrorist Attacks, was developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the ATC-56 project (Published 2003, 106 pages).
ABSTRACT: The report provides guidance to building designers, owners and state and local governments to mitigate the effects of hazards resulting from terrorists attacks on new buildings. While the guidance provided focuses principally on explosive attacks and design strategies to mitigate the effects of explosions, the document also addresses design strategies to mitigate the effects of chemical, biological and radiological attacks.
Available free of charge through FEMA by contacting 1-800-480-2520.
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