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Architectural Panels Blast Analysis

Analysis Concludes SlenderWall® Panel Can Withstand Moderate-level Blast

March 29, 2011


Midland, VA
- Easi-Set WorldWide announced completion of a low-tomedium level blast analysis for their SlenderWall architectural precast concrete/steel stud building panel system. The analysis, performed by the Vicksburg, MS facility of Applied Research Associates, considered the Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) for mediumlevel blasts at conventional construction standoff distances for a primary-gathering building, and also included the Department of Homeland Security Interagency Security Committee (ISC) Security Design Criteria for low-level blast requirements.

The analysis concluded that under these blast requirements the SlenderWall panel performed remarkably well and is an extremely viable option as a cladding that is required to withstand a moderate-level blast. Recently, Smith-Midland Corp. of Northern Virginia, a SlenderWall producer, was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Legal Service Agency (USALSA) to produce an exterior cladding that would meet these blast requirements for an administrative building located on a military base. Smith-Midland won the bid and will be providing SlenderWall as the cladding of choice.

The SlenderWall cladding system was developed in the 1990s and has been successfully used throughout North America in more than 60 buildings, including high rise structures. It combines four proven components: architectural precast concrete, hot-dipped galvanized welded wire, insulated stainless-steel anchors, and heavy-gauge galvanized or stainless-steel studs. It can be produced with plant-installed windows and closed-cell foam insulation, and can contribute significant LEED points to a construction project.

About Easi-Set Industries
Easi-Set® Industries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Smith-Midland Corporation (Del.), licenses the production and sale of Easi-Set products and provides diversification opportunities to the precast industry worldwide. For more information on the SlenderWall Architectural Precast Concrete Panel System or licensing opportunities, please contact Easi-Set by calling (800) 547- 4045 or visiting www.slenderwall.com.

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