Now On Demand
Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This course addresses the key code provisions and testing standards that apply to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) community tornado safe rooms and ICC-500 storm shelters. Participants will discover the rigorous testing standards that tornado safe-room doors must pass and learn the key criteria to consider when specifying tornado-resistant doors for life safety. In addition, real-world examples of community safe rooms and storm shelters will be reviewed, with a focus on specifying appropriate doors for these spaces.
Casey Cohorst, CSI, CDT, LEED GA 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.
- Gain a better understanding of the key code provisions and testing standards that apply to storm shelters and community tornado safe rooms.
- Demonstrate performance criteria for doors installed in community tornado safe rooms and their various applications.
- Explore when it is appropriate to incorporate glass lights in tornado resistant doors for increased visibility.
- Discuss various storm shelter examples and their unique door requirements.