L. Blanchard currently serves as Operations Manager for Protec
Documentation Services Inc., Rancocas Woods, New Jersey. The
firm performs vibration consulting, structural survey and
photographic work for contractors throughout the United States
addition, Mr. Blanchard is a senior writer for implosionworld.com,
a website that publishes news and information related to the
explosive demolition industry. His team's work is also regularly
published in various periodicals such as The Journal of Explosives
Engineering (ISEE-USA), Explosives Engineering (IEE-UK), Demolition
Magazine, Demolition & Recycling International, Constructioneer
and Construction News.
Over the past 24 years, Mr. Blanchard's photographic images
depicting demolition projects have won numerous national and
international awards, and collections of his team's work have
been showcased in The Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Franklin
Institute Science Museum, among other prestigious venues.
He has also appeared on internationally broadcast television
documentaries such as Demolition Day (CBS News), Demolition
(NBC/Dateline), Blastmasters (The Learning Channel)
and The Art & Science of Blasting (Discovery Channel)
as an authority on the explosive demolition industry.
Hopler, Powderman Consultants
Jerry Rice, Accurate Energetic Solutions
Jim Dickenson, Accurate Energetic Solutions
Robert Bingham, Dyno Nobel Americas
Roger Prescott, Austin Powder Co.
Albert "Bud" Opperman, DuPont Co.
Per-Anders Persson, Professor, New Mexico Tech (also Dyno
Nobel Inc., Sweden)
Tom Dowling, IME/Hercules (retired)
Chris Ronay, IME
Arlene Chafe, ISEE
Michael Taylor, NADC
Michael Golden, Protec Documentation Services
Robert Johnstone, RBJ Engineering
David Sinclair, Tri-Source Consulting
Lou Gaul, Editor
Gary Blanchard, Editor
Lisa Blanchard, Editor
All of the blasters and assistants referenced below
Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE)
Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME)
National Association of Demolition Contractors (NADC)
and conversations with the following licensed blasters and
Eric Kelly, Jr.