McKEON DOOR COMPANY

FEMA 361 Certified & ICC 500 Compliant

SafeSpace™ 500

VERTICAL ACTING
WIND RATED

FEMA 361 Certified & ICC 500 Compliant | SafeSpace™ 500
  • Missile impact test proves ability to withstand wind-borne debris from a hurricane or tornado.

  • The SafeSpace 500 was subjected to both a positive and a negative 255 mph wind load.

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  • Lincoln Elementary Photo: Debbie Franke Photography 2015

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SafeSpace™ 500

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SafeSpace™ 500

The latest edition of the IBC, Section 423, Storm Shelters, requires Group E occupancies and emergency facilities within the 250 MPH tornado and hurricane zones to incorporate safe rooms and storm shelters. These areas of refuge and safety can be detached structures or rooms within buildings. Regardless, all must comply with ICC 500 which incorporates, in large part, FEMA 361.

The SafeSpace 500 rolling steel door assembly is the only wide span opening protective to comply with strict ICC 500 and FEMA 361 wind-born debris requirements. Multi-purpose spaces may be designed with large unobstructed windows and light wells yet qualify as compliant safe rooms and storm shelters.

ICC has adopted FEMA criteria for the design and construction of a safe room that provides near-absolute protection for occupants from wind and wind-borne debris. With SafeSpace 500, safe rooms and storm shelters can be constructed to FEMA 361 and ICC 500 Standards without sacrificing natural light and multi-purpose use. Utilizing McKeon Door’s wide span engineering capabilities, this new technology can protect multiple openings and is available at 16 feet wide and 10 feet high so as not to restrict the size of windows and other openings.

Product Features

Ratings

Wind Pressure. Sustain a 240 psf wind pressure (1.2 times the design wind pressure of 200 psf) in accordance with ASTM E330

Large Missile Impact. Withstand a large missile impact in accordance with ASTM E1886 for FEMA 361 assemblies

SafeSpace 500F available with up to a 3-hour UL10B fire rating and UL1784 smoke rating when required*

Code Compliance

ICC 500. ICC 500/NSSA Standard for the Design & Construction of Storm Shelters

FEMA 361. FEMA Standard for the Design and Construction of Safe Rooms for Tornadoes and Hurricanes

CCRR-1086 applicable to SafeSpace 500F

Operation

Power motor operation

Size

Unlimited heights and widths to 16' compliant to FEMA 361 (third edition), ICC 500-2008

16' wide x 10' high compliant to FEMA 361 (third edition), ICC 500-2014

Finishes

McKeon sterling gray

Powder coat of color as selected

Stainless steel

*Listed under the Canadian equivalent CAN/ULC S104

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