Walton W. McCarthy

Walton McCarthy, Author, The Principles of Protection

NORAD SHELTER SYSTEMS’ product line is based on the designs of Walton McCarthy who is a NORAD Principle Engineer, and a Mechanical Engineer with a B.S. from Montana State University. He has 40 years’ experience in shelter engineering and manufacturing. McCarthy started with concrete, fiberglass, and steel shelters over a period of years evolved to high tech pressure structures as the market demanded better performance for underground structures. All NORAD shelters meet the standards established in the book PRINCIPLES OF PROTECTION, The US Handbook of NBC Weapon Fundamentals and Shelter Engineering Design Standards, 6th Edition 2013, Walton McCarthy M.E., Brown Books. The book was developed with help from experts from the US Dept. of Energy, US Department of Defense, Strategic Applications International, US Bureau of Standards and other government and university experts. The book is available on Amazon and has been the bible for underground shelter design and ratings for over 20 years. All NORAD Shelters have technical brochures with performance data.

Blast Shelter company NORAD SHELTER SYSTEMS LLC’s designs and builds underground shelters out of Garland, TX. Walton McCarthy designs NORAD’s underground blast shelters. McCarthy has been designing shelters for almost 40 years. He has been involved in every phase of shelter protection from design to engineering to manufacturing to installation.

McCarthy’s underground shelter career started with concrete shelters. He then moved to fiberglass shelters. He now creates steel underground shelters.  Over a period of years McCarthy’s work evolved to high tech pressure structures as the market demanded better performance for underground shelters. All NORAD blast shelters meet the standards established in the book PRINCIPLES OF PROTECTION, The US Handbook of NBC Weapon Fundamentals and Shelter Engineering Design Standards, 6th Edition 2013, Walton McCarthy M.E., Brown Books. The book was developed with help from experts from the US Dept. of Energy, US Department of Defense, Strategic Applications Int’l, US Bureau of Standards and other government experts. The book is available on Amazon and Barnes & NoblePrinciples of Protection is known in the industry as “POP.” It has been the bible for underground bomb shelter design and ratings for over 20 years. All NORAD Shelters have technical brochures with performance data.

Walton McCarthy's engineering textbook Principles of Protection

Walton McCarthy’s engineering textbook Principles of Protection

Walton McCarthy with Oliver North at a Military Trade Show

Walton McCarthy with Oliver North at a Military Trade Show

 

Walton McCarthy standing in a fiberglass shelter hull

Walton McCarthy Standing in a Fiberglass Shelter Hull

 

 

Walton McCarthy, author of Principles of Protection

Walton McCarthy, author of Principles of Protection

Walton McCarthy standing in shelter section

Walton McCarthy Standing in a Fiberglass Shelter Section

 

 

Walton McCarthy’s underground blast shelter patents:

  1. US Patent 4,440,861 Solar Apparatus
  2. US Patent 4,345,974 A Solar Fermentation
  3. US Patent 4,660,334 THETA Blast Cell
  4. US Patent 4,884,709 Underground Storage Tank
  5. US Patent 4,934,553A Above Ground Waste Tank
  6. US Patent 5,115,613 THETA Blast Cell
  7. US Patent 6,385,919 Disaster Shelter
  8. US Patent 06296693-01 NBC Life Cell
  9. US Patent 6,438,907 B1 Entranceway and Disaster Shelter
  10. US Patent 63,851,919 B1 Disaster Shelter
  11. US Patent 8,987,925 B2 Underground Power Plant
  12. US Patent 7,744,682 B2 A Multi-Chamber Air Sterilization#
  13. Patent Application 2015 Air Manifold
  14. Patent Application 2015 SEAM Air Filtration System
  15. Patent Application 2015 EMP Shielded Generator
  16. Patent Application 2015 Underground Ammo Vault
  17. Patent Application 2015 Hexoid Arch