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BEST PRACTICES

The following resources offer more detailed solutions for preventing vehicle into building crashes

WHOLE BUILDING DESIGN GUIDE
The WBDG web site is offered as an assistance to the building community by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) through funding support from the Department of Defense, the NAVFAC Engineering Innovation and Criteria Office, the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of Energy, and the assistance of the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC). A Board of Direction and Advisory Committee, consisting of representatives from over 25 participating federal agencies guide the development of the WBDG. Read more.

THE BOLLARD: NON-CRASH AND NON-ATTACK-RESISTANCE MODELS by Charles G. Oakes, PhD, Blue Ember Technologies, LLC and Concentric Security, LLC.

PREVENTING VEHICLE IMPACT TO BUILDINGS, Red River Mutual Insurance 2003 Annual Report.

FRONT PARKING SPACES AND BUILDING PROTECTION
Argo Insurance, Grocer's Insurance Safety Tip of the Month.

PARKING LOT SAFETY AND TRAFFIC FLOW
Are your customers heading in the right direction? Argo Insurance, Restaurant Insurance Safety Tip of the Month.

RETHINKING BOLLARDS: HOW BOLLARDS CAN SAVE LIVES, PREVENT INJURIES AND RELIEVE TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN NEW YOUR CITY published in Transportation Alternatives.

MANAGING RISK AL FRESCO: RISK MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OUTDOOR DINING. 
California Joint Powers Insurance Authority.

 

While we hope techniques and technologies can be developed to reduce driver error, seeking behavior change alone is unlikely to prove sufficiently effective. Drivers are fallible and always hold the potential to make mistakes. Installing adequate barriers in front of vulnerable buildings is one way to protect pedestrians, customers and employees of storefront businesses. The Council is open to all input and encourages knowledgeable stakeholders to contribute suggestions and case study examples of effective solutions.