Blast Resistant & Bullet Proof Buildings

Blast resistant modular buildings are durable structures built to protect employees and equipment from hazardous events. They feature walls that can withstand explosions. Industry professionals can choose custom designs to suit the exact specifications of the intended application.

At Speed Space, we design, manufacture, and install a variety of portable and modular buildings, including blast resistant and bulletproof structures. Whether a customer has an oil refinery or chemical processing plant that needs a building capable of protecting personnel and equipment during a disaster, we’re here to help.

What Are Blast Resistant Modular Buildings?

Blast resistant modular buildings do more than resist blasts. They form a durable and secure structure that serves as a shelter or base of operations in the event of disaster or emergency. By integrating a blast resistant building in their facility, industry professionals are better able to:

  • Protect employees from injuries due to broken glass, debris, or collapsing buildings
  • Prevent assailants from entering the building
  • Facilitate rescue and recovery operations

To achieve the above functions, blast resistant modular buildings feature structural and non-structural components that are designed to withstand explosions and other hazardous events. In addition to having strong structural walls, they may also have blast resistant cabinets, lighting fixtures, and electrical and plumbing systems.

Manufacturers of blast resistant modular buildings often offer a broad selection of customization options to suit varying industrial and commercial applications. Some of the custom design options available include:

  • Blast resistant windows in doors and exterior walls
  • Data and communication wiring
  • Decontamination rooms
  • Gas detection equipment
  • Multi-module complexes (for large facilities or worksites)
  • Special exterior coatings

The Speed Space Difference

When selecting a blast resistant building, every detail matters. At Speed Space, we can completely customize our modular buildings to fit our customers’ needs. Our high quality blast resistant buildings are suitable for use in a wide range of commercial and industrial sites, including:

  • Automotive facilities
  • Chemical plants
  • Distribution centers
  • Government buildings
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Oil drilling sites
  • Prisons and correctional facilities
  • Recycling centers
  • Refinery facilities
  • Steel mills

Within these locations, our modular buildings can serve a number of roles, including as workspaces (such as labs or offices), access control booths, remote instrument enclosures, battery charging enclosures, or modular detention facilities. No matter what purpose a blast resistant building is intended for, our team can design, manufacture, and install it to stay safe from the following hazards:

  • Bullet and other projectiles
  • Explosions
  • Fires
  • Forced entries
  • Pressure vessel ruptures
  • Vapor cloud explosions

Custom Blast Resistant Modular Buildings From Speed Space

Blast resistant modular buildings prevent injury to your employees and damage to your equipment. Due to their critical function, it is important to choose one that fits your exact needs.

At Speed Space, our portable, blast resistant units are available pre-wired and pre-fitted for short- and long-term use. Regardless of the uniqueness or complexity of your application, our customization capabilities—ranging from custom paneling and flooring to backup systems and fixturing—ensure that you receive a building that that meets your specifications.

Specifications Table

Capabilities Assembly, Delivery, Design and Engineer, Fabrication, Inspection, Installation
Applications Access Control Booths, Battery Charging Enclosures, Guard Booths, Modular Detention Facilities
Blast Resistant Construction Materials Bulletproof Steel, Fiberglass
Blast Overpressure 5 psi to 20 psi
Modular Building Weight 1,200 lbs to 14,000 lbs
Ceiling Height 7′ to 10′
Standard Sizes Length: 8′ to 40’Width: 8′ to 12′
Maximum Modular Structure Size 40′ x 40′
Standard Window Size 46″ x 27″
Standard Door Size 36″ x 80″
Testing Capabilities FSP Test, V50 Test
Interior Wall Coverings Beige, Calcutta Gray, Calcutta Tan
Standard Interior Floor Coverings Ebony, Nutmeg, Sesame
Transaction Window Features Arched Voice Ports, Circular Voice Ports, Horizontal Voice Ports, Rectangular Voice Ports, Vertical Voice Ports
Finishes Aluminum, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP), Painted Steel, PVC, Vinyl
Lead Time 3 to 4 weeks from the time of order.
Standards Meet ballistic limits under MIL-STD-622F and MIL-P-46593A military standards.
Explosion Resistant Structures are available in Class Division 1 & 2, Groups A, B, C, D, E, F, and G.
Built to uniform building code specifications (Can build to specific code requirements upon request.)
All electrical components are UL listed & all wiring is per National Electric Code (latest edition).
Buildings comply with the applicable rules of the Indiana Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission IC 22-15-4-2.
Industries Served Automotive, Distribution Centers, Energy, Government
Buildings, Manufacturing, Medical/Dental, Military, Mining, Oil
Drilling, Others, Prisons/Correction Facilities, Private/Public
Schools, Recycling, Restaurants, Steel Mills, Universities

Standard Specifications

Standard Features 1/8″ Industrial Floor Tile, Complete Floor and Roof System, Diffused Lighting, Heavy Duty Vinyl Wall Covering, Interior Receptacles, More
Standard Options Acoustical Accordion Doors, Exhaust Fans, Heating and Air Conditioning, Hydraulic Door Closers, Sprinklers, Steel Doors, And More
Perimeter Frame Perimeter tubular 2″ x 6″ frame members (13 ga.) with structural steel “C” channel 2″ x 8″ set perpendicular to and inletted into side tubular bars. Channel is utilized as forkliftable slots for handling. All frame parts are coated with corrosive resistant (black) paint.
Metal Weather Shield Galvanized steel construction. The shield covers the entire floor assembly and is located between frame and underside of floor joists.
Floor Joists Joists are nominal 2 x 4 (1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) spaced in a lateral configuration, 12″ O.C. Lumber is #2 SPF or better.
Floor Insulation Fiberglass batt-type insulation between floor joists is R-11 and entirely fills any and all voids.
Floor Decking 3/4″ thick A.P.A rated plywood is fastened securely to floor joists with glue and ring shank nails (spaced approximately 4″ O.C.). All seams are sanded smooth and filled as necessary.
Floor Covering Vinyl composition floor tile 1/8″ thick 12″ x 12″ squares are laid on the floor utilizing waterproof tile adhesive. Pattern full depth of tile.
Wall Studs Studs are nominal 2 x 4 (1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) space 16″ O.C. Lumber is S.P.F. stud grade or better. Top plate is nominal 2 x 4 (1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) fastened securely to studs. Bottom plate is nominal 2 x 4 (1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) fastened securely to studs.
Wall Insulation Fiberglass batt-type insulation between studs is R-11 and entirely fills any and all voids. Total R-value is R-14 with sheathing.
Interior Wall Covering 1/2″ thick gypsum board with laminated vinyl covering is fastened to the inside of the studs with wide crown staples and gypsum adhesive; material has a class ‘A’ flame spread rating. 4″ vinyl base cover.
Exterior Sheathing Under steel siding structural sheathing is secured to entire exterior, per manufacturer’s recommendations. Sheathing is 1/8” structural thermo-ply.
Roof Framing Rafters are nominal 2 x 4 (1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) spaced in lateral configuration 16″ O.C. Lumber is #2 SPF or better.
Interior Ceiling Ceiling material is 1/2″ gypsum with a white stucco pre-finish fastened securely to roof rafters with wide crown staples and screws. Material has a class ‘A’ flame spread rating.
Roof Insulation Fiberglass batt-type insulation between roof rafters is R-11 and entirely fills any and all voids.
Exterior Roof Sheathing The top side of the rafters has 7/16″ sheathing fastened to roof rafters. Covered completely with a 4 mil. Polyvinyl vapor barrier.
Roof Covering 30 ga. Galvanized steel construction. Roof metal covers entire roof assembly.
Exterior Siding Galvanized steel siding is 29 ga. Pre-finished (on both sides) commercial type with appropriate top and bottom trim fastener securely to studs. Seven standard colors are available. 40-year guarantee.
Windows Windows are fixed glass (picture) type, double insulated glazing with vinyl extrusion around the perimeter. Windows are secured in place and sealed with a silicone-based sealant. Glazing is double 1/8″. Sliding windows are optional.
Exterior Doors Doors are a sandwich type construction with 0.019 aluminum on both faces and an interior core of foam and wood perimeter. A welded aluminum extrusion surrounds the assembly. This assembly is in turn pre-hung in an aluminum frame equipped with heavy-duty metal hinges. Door lite is fixed tempered glass single pane. Heavy-duty door closure included.
Full Depth Fork Pockets All sizes 2 1/2″ x 8″ structural ‘C’ channel (3 1/2″ x 7″ opening).
Interior Light Fixtures All light fixtures are 4′-0″ (four foot) T8 twin tube with an acrylic wrap-around type diffuser cover.
Interior Ceiling Height The dimension from the finished floor surface to the finished ceiling surface is 7′-0″ (seven foot). 8′ optional with 2 x 4 wall studs and R-11 insulation. Total R-value is R-14 with sheathing.
Electrical Service Panel Pre-wire service entrance panel is equipped with a 60-amp main breaker, a 15-amp breaker (for lights), an additional 20-amp breaker (for receptacles), and any additional breakers necessary. Entrance conduit is through the exterior wall for ease of hook-up. All electric components UL listed and wired to National Electrical Code. Standard service is 240/120V, single-phase, 60 cycles.

Durability and Weather Resistant Features

Rain and Moisture Protection Options All Speed Space buildings are designed for inside or outside use. Galvanized steel roof and under floor sheathing, double insulated glass windows, vapor barrier, moisture-proof sheathing assures excellent humidity control.
Wind, Cold, and Heat Insulation Options Steel siding, structural thermal sheathing, full 3 1/2″ insulation and thermal windows guarantee comfortable temperatures, even in the most severe weather.
Fire Resistant Options Steel siding, roof and under floor sheathing, as well as gypsum interior, give Speed Space buildings a class ‘A’ flame spread rating on all surfaces. Sprinkler systems and totally non-combustible units available.
Noise Control Options Structural sheathing, gypsum interior, and thermal windows create a decibel drop in the 25 to 30 decibel range, standard with windows and doors. For extreme conditions, optional sound control is available (triple-glazed windows, soundboard, and carpeting).
Damage Protection Options Exterior steel siding with baked finish on both sides (40-year guarantee), structural sheathing, 1/8″ industrial floor tile, heavy-duty vinyl interior walls, and a 4″ rubber base molding all help to control accidental or deliberate damage. Doors are heavy-duty with kick plate, lite, and closure.
Floor Insulation Fiberglass batt-type insulation between floor joists is R-11 and entirely fills any and all voids.

The Century Series Modular Building

Features Available in All of Our Same Great Color Selections, Crisp Clean Lines, Durable clad aluminum construction with high density polypropylene core, Excellent Thermal Stability, Light Weight and Water Resistant, Low Profile Trim Packages, No Exposed Fasteners, Sharp Details, Smooth exterior siding

To learn more about our blast resistant building design options, contact us todayRequest a quote to discuss your project with one of our experts.