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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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An architect, CMU & one of the five safest schools in America

November 11, 2019

From NCMA eNewsNovember 7, 2019 "First and foremost they wanted something that was going to be timeless - a classic design. And they wanted something that was going to be secure for the students. Part of that is durability - the wear and tear on middle schools is pretty tough, so concrete block was a…
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This block storm shelter can save 1,200 students

June 7, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJune 6, 2019 Thanks to a new state law that requires all schools opening after September 2019 be built with storm shelters, a new educational facility in Ohio -- Fairborn Primary -- will be the first in the region to possess a tornado safe haven big enough to house 1,200 students: its gymnasium.…
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