Tornado sheltering in schools and other essential facilities

NCMA eNews
November 1, 2018

Increases in population, urbanization, and changes in climate have placed increasing numbers of the US population into areas that are subjected to higher and more damaging winds. This increase in risk has prompted a response by the building codes. In fact, the 2015 edition of the International Building Code now requires that most schools and emergency facilities located in a significant portion of the Central US contain tornado shelters. Check out this article on how masonry systems can help designers meet these evolving building code requirements and keep occupants and communities safe. Read more.