Announcing a 2-day training course "Explosion Effects and Structural Design for Blast", Engineers have an opportunity to improve their skills in understanding explosion effects and designing facilities that are safer to occupants by understanding and minimizing the effects of explosive detonations on structures. Architects, first responders, builders and others will also benefit by understanding explosion effects and protective design methods. Most new government buildings now require some level of blast resistant design and many facilities require retrofitting to meet anti terrorism bomb protection criteria; this training will address those requirements. Each participant will receive a certificate indicating 15 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) that can be used to meet continuing education requirements for professional engineers. The course will focus on the fundamentals of explosion effects, determining blast loads on structures, computing structural response to blast loads, and the design and retrofit of structures to resist blast effects. The emphasis will be on terrorist threats from vehicle bombs, but the fundamental concepts can be applied to other explosive scenarios. Currently available software and publications for blast effects and design guidance will be demonstrated and discussed. Much of the design guidance is restricted distribution to government agencies and their contractors, however specific information on how qualified users may obtain the software will be provided. Several computer programs for blast effects and blast design have recently been developed by the government for general release and those programs will be discussed along with instructions on how to obtain the software. All of the software and references discussed in this course is available free of charge to qualified users. Participant will gain an understanding of how to compute explosion effects like overpressure and impulse; blast loading on a structure; how a structure responds to blast loading; and practical methods for designing and retrofitting structures to resist blast effects. Participants will be provided a complete set of class notes. Training will run 8am to 5pm each day, and lunch and coffee at breaks will be provided for participants each day.