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ICC 500 on Storm Shelters public review period open

July 16, 2020

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsJuly 15, 2020 The second draft of ICC 500, Standard for Design and Construction of Storm Shelters, is now available for public review and comment. The development process through the International Code Council is open to everyone, and the public is welcomed to review and provide comments on the draft standard. Public…
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Concrete masonry storm shelter resources

April 27, 2020

From NCMA eNewsApril 16, 2020 Did you know that NCMA has concrete masonry storm shelter resources? Check out the Storm Shelter Design Guide and Commentary and listen to our free recorded webinar on Concrete Masonry Storm Shelters
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Concrete block room saves Mississippi family of 4 from twister

April 27, 2020

From NCMA eNewsApril 16, 2020 With a tornado bearing down on their rural home, Andrew Phillips told his wife to grab their two children and get into the safest place they had: A small room built from concrete blocks. It was a decision that likely saved four lives. While the rest of their home was…
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Infrastructure Solutions: Schools Offer Resiliency

February 24, 2020

From Civil EngineeringSeptember 2019 Public K-12 school infrastructure in the United States received a D+ on ASCE's 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. This poor performance is a significant issue for communities on a daily basis, but it particularly affects periods of special need, such as when natural disasters strike. School buildings are often used as emergency…
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