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Posts Tagged 'tornado'

Sep
9
2020

The recent Derecho got me thinking about how to build a shelter for that kind of a storm, and what other unusual and rare types of windstorms exist that we need to be prepared for. Building codes are enforced on windstorms such as hurricanes and tornados, so those are the shelter types that doors and …

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Jul
9
2015

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
2014

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
2014

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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