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Table 2.4.7-7 contains mitigation options for the wind and surge vulnerabilities identified in the previous sections. More detailed descriptions for some of the mitigation options are provided below. In order to allow normal payload transfer operations, the integrity of the panels and frames, the payload door system, and clean airflow to the area must be assured. To accomplish this, additional framing needs to be added to shorten the panel spans and reduce the load on each frame member. The...

Merritt Island Launch Area MILA

- Reinforce existing masonry walls Building Envelope Penetrations - Install new rainproof louvers or hurricane shutters at the existing louver locations - Replace exterior personnel doors with heavy-duty doors, frames, and hardware - Reinforce existing roof structure - Provide perimeter roof edge protection to prevent roof membrane uplift - Relocate existing rooftop chillers to ground level - Replace existing rooftop exhaust fans and ducts - Replace roof membrane with high strength membrane AJT...

NASA Shuttle Logistics Depot

This section summarizes the analysis of the NASA Shuttle Logistics Depot NSLD . A summary of the analysis, including major vulnerabilities and mitigation options, is provided in Table 2.4.11-1. Details on the building assessment are provided in the following sections and in the appendices. In general, NSLD Building 1 is expected to experience severe damage in Category 3 or larger hurricanes. For the Category 3 storm, the building vulnerabilities are primarily associated with wind damage. The...

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THIS PROJECT PROVIDES FOR PROTECTION OF CRITICAL SHUTTLE LAUNCH PAD SYSTEMS FROM FLOODING AND HIGH WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE STORMS SUSTAINED WINDS 130 MPH . THE WORK TO BE DONE UNDER THIS PROJECT INCLUDES CONSTRUCTION OF A FLOOD BARRIER WALL TO PROTECT THE ELECTRICAL SWITCH GEAR, FLOOD BARRIERS FOR LOWER LEVEL ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL ROOM, REINFORCING AND SECURING OF EQUIPMENT ON THE FIXED AND ROTATING SERVICE STRUCTURE. PCR HVAC DUCTWORK PERSONNEL DOORS, SIDING, AND SHUTTLE...

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Construction of new facilities since it is a federal installation. Hence, KSC is allowed to specify different construction criteria for their facilities. Nonetheless, over the years KSC has specified various national building codes and consensus standards for the design of KSC structures. As discussed below, a review of wind-related standards reveals that notable changes occurred following construction of most of the critical KSC structures. The association of standards with the KSC structures...