Blast Resistant Earth-Covered Buildings and other buildings for Defence

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Defence Buildings
Blast Resistant Earth-Covered Buildings for Defence

Blast Resistant Earth Covered Buildings

Spantech has designed and tested a range of hardened earth-covered buildings (ECB’s) specifically for Defence applications. The inherent arch shape and unique advantages of the Spantech Construction System are ideally suited for the construction of buildings which are hardened with reinforced concrete and covered with earth.  They are incredibly strong, fast to construct and cost effective. They represent excellent value for money for any modern Defence Force.

The Spantech arch is light weight, yet very effective at resisting the blast impacts. When covered with earth, the building can withstand large blast wave forces. While these buildings can be designed for direct impact of nominated weapon systems, most of Spantech’s hardened buildings can be modified to be protected from specific weapons or threats, or resist and protect their contents from specified explosive blast pressures.

It should be noted that continual advances in weapons technology limits the long term effectiveness of any constructed asset against direct impact.

Range of Defence Buildings

Spantech’s blast resistant earth-covered building technology was initially designed for Explosive Ordnance Storage and Hardened Aircraft Shelters for fighter aircraft.

Spantech offers a comprehensive range of Defence buildings for the modern defence force.

  • Explosive Ordnance
    • Earth-Covered EO Storage Buildings (ECB or ESH)
    • Ammunition Preparation Buildings (APB)
    • EO Loading Facilities
    • EO Manufacturing Facilities
    • Light frangible EO buildings (non earth-covered EO Stores)

  • High Value Platform
    • Hardened aircraft shelters for Strike Fighters
    • Rapid deployment shelters with aircrew accommodation
    • Bomb loading facilities
    • Shade structures and aircraft hangars for fighters and small training aircraft (non-hardened buildings)
    • Tank shelters
    • Vehicle shelters

  • Essential Services
    • protection for critical infrastructure including:
      • Power stations
      • Generator buildings
      • Plant and equipment
  • Personnel Protection
    • Protection of front-line aircrew
    • Rapid deployment facilities
    • Underground command centres
    • VIP survival facilities with decoy buildings

  • General Defence Base Facilities

    All other types of conventional buildings (non-hardened or earth-covered buildings) for use in general base operations:

See some of Spantech’s Defence projects

Defence Building & Construction

Remote Construction
The Spantech construction method is ideally suited to remote or isolated locations.  To date the company has successfully completed projects right across Australia from Twofold Bay in NSW to HMAS Stirling in Western Australia and from Woomera, close to the geographical centre of the country to Weipa in the far northern tropics of Queensland. Internationally the company has delivered Defence projects in New Zealand, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. See some of Spantech’s remote Defence projects

Defence Project Experience
Spantech has successfully completed over 120 buildings for the Australian Department of Defence and more than 12 buildings for the New Zealand Ministry of Defence. In partnership with our international licensees, Spantech has designed and constructed over 500 ECB’s in South East Asia and the Middle East. Spantech’s selected Defence projects
Specific Spantech Defence Buildings

Explosive Ordnance Storage

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Explosive Ordnance Storage

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Hardened Aircraft Shelters

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Hardened Aircraft Shelters

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Design Assistance

Spantech can help you to select the right profile or product for your project.
Our friendly Spantech team offers comprehensive design assistance to Architects and Engineers.
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Other Wide Span Roofing Applications

Spantech profiles were originally developed for roofing.  But the strength and versatility of these unique profiles makes them cost effective and suitable for a wide range of applications.

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