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Mild Steel Ladder for the Blast Resistant Structure

07/20/2011 7:46 AM

We are having some Blast Resistant structures, with no access to the Terrace. I am of the opinion to provide MS ladder (Monkey Type) for the access to the roof of these buildings...

1) I want to know as if there are some repurcussions in doing that (By providing the ladder outside) ??

2) Will it affect the Blast resistant nature of the Building,

3) Will it affect the structural integrity of the system and

4) lastly how it will behave in case of any eventuality or any blast ???

5) Is it advisable to carry out such changes, when we know that the access to the roof will be required only once in a blue moon !!!

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Sailesh Kaw

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Re: Mild Steel Ladder for the Blast Resistant Structure

07/20/2011 2:09 PM

Where are you located? Local building code will call out exactly what you should do. Check the codes, and you will find your answer.

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Re: Mild Steel Ladder for the Blast Resistant Structure

07/20/2011 11:54 PM

Thanx RV,

I'm located in INDIA, Does UBC say anything on this ???

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Re: Mild Steel Ladder for the Blast Resistant Structure

07/20/2011 8:35 PM

The only person who can answer this is the engineer who designed the structures. Make sure you don't void any warranties.

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Re: Mild Steel Ladder for the Blast Resistant Structure

07/21/2011 12:24 AM

A lot of this depends on the nature of 'blast'.

1) a repercussion may be ease of unauthorised access to the roof.

2) anything attached to a surface will either enhance or detract.

3) see 2

4) how you design it to. see 2, 3.

5) see 1, 2, 4

One would need a drawing of the structure, including the structures superficial detailing + probability of blast position/orientation with respect to the structure + range of energies, inc. type of explosive, fragmentation mass estimates and distances, to answer any more fully.

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Re: Mild Steel Ladder for the Blast Resistant Structure

07/21/2011 7:10 AM

I assume you are from Kashmir and that is blast prone area. Ladder you are planning to provide may be only 10' in height. I do not think such ladder will affect in any manner to main structure of building.

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