External walls existing.
At entrance points or where key persons are living or staying, existing buildings can have an ArmuleK system which will include windows and doors. The ArmuleK system allows for completing the exterior in a number of different finishes from simple render and paint through to brick or stone slips.
When completed the building will not look as if it armoured.
In a new build, the system can be applied to a steel or concrete frame structure or act as an independent constructional element.
Internal lobbies of buildings, banking halls are typical locations. Correct design can create a holding area so that if armed persons burst into a building they can be prevented from progressing through the rest of the building.
Subject to The ArmuleK carrying out an inspection of the existing building (preferred) and or being provided with Architectural / Engineering drawings the ArmuleK system can be applied to existing walls and ceilings again including doors and windows.
The ArmuleK system includes a ‘’standalone’’ partition wall that can structurally span between floor and roof primary structure, again inclusive of windows and doors as required by the design brief.
Please note the ArmuleK system has blast / shrapnel resistance but is still going under tests to define the standard of blast resistance. (Calculations show that a Personal Borne Improvised Explosive Device PBIED of 2 Kg industrial explosive and random shrapnel would be defeated by ArmuleK in a close detonation) Final blast resistance will also be affected by the design, and again this underlines the need for the ArmuleK design team to be able to fully understand either the existing building or the detail design of a new building.
In the recent Belgium airport event, the injury to persons could have been mitigated by random panels (decorative or advertising) built of ArmuleK being set to break up the open area.