Posts Tagged 'tornado'

Jul
9

The International Code Council (ICC) develops codes and standards for design and construction with the ultimate goal of life safety.  ICC 500 provides standards for storm shelters that provide refuge from storms producing high winds, such as hurricanes and tornadoes.  These standards were introduced in the International Building Code in 2009 stating that if you …

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Nov
20

Architects, parents, school boards and school supervisors are working hard to make schools safe for all students and faculty. There are many solutions that can help create secure school environments. This article will look at ways to make schools safer with doors and frames from ASSA ABLOY Group brands.

Even beyond the envelope of the …

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Aug
13

With the severe tornadoes experienced throughout the Midwest and Southeastern parts of the United States in the last few years, there has been much focus on tornado shelters.  The doors, frames and hardware supplied for public buildings are required to be tested and certified as a tornado shelter opening under the ICC 500 guidelines.  No …

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