Applied Knowledge

Vehicle Barriers Testing: Default Standard for US

Vendors and owners used to rely on the Department of State Anti-ram barrier test standards and certification – but they are no longer going to update their lists or issue letters of certification. The new de-facto default standard for the United States market looks like it will be the ASTM F2656.

New DoD Unified Facilities Criteria Document

New DoD criteria document:  For people who work on DoD building design NEW UFC 3-701-09 DoD Facilities Pricing Guide provides pricing models for array of facility types.  The document is intended for planning purposes ( not individual facilities/ project estimates) but is great for rule of thumb.  It includes ncludes models for reserve centers, medical facilities, instruction buildings, and Antiterrorism Factors for Minimum Requirements (does not include enhanced or factors for reduced standoff or heightened threats).