Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations.
Learn how to keep building occupants safe in tornadoes—one of the most deadly natural phenomena in the United States. This course addresses the key code provisions and testing standards that apply to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) community tornado safe rooms. Participants will discover the rigorous testing standards that tornado safe-room doors must pass and learn the key criteria to consider when specifying doors for life safety.
Casey Cohorst: Casey has been writing architectural door hardware specifications for over 8 years with Allegion. He specializes in specifying hardware solutions for the education and healthcare markets as well as large projects like airports, and NFL and NBA stadiums. Casey has specified countless educational facilities in the Midwest and is accustomed to their unique needs. He is an expert in codes pertaining to FEMA/ICC 500 shelter doors and wind shelter hardware applications. He has participated in the development and improvement of multiple windstorm products at Allegion. His background in industrial design gives him a unique insight and understanding of door system assemblies and operation.
Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the key code provisions and testing standards that apply to FEMA community tornado safe rooms.
- Discuss the performance criteria for doors installed in community tornado safe rooms.
- Describe the range of tornado-resistant doors available for community safe rooms and the applications for which they are appropriate.
- Decide when it is appropriate to incorporate doors with glass lights in community tornado safe rooms.