CASE 1: Vertical Coiling without Egress

Resilient Construction

Storm shelters can be constructed as separate detached buildings or as safe rooms within new or existing buildings. These types of structures are required to be designated hurricane shelters, tornado shelters or a combination thereof.

This elementary school cafeteria addition was required to comply with the FEMA 361/ICC 500 provisions. Without the SafeSpaceā„¢ 500 the three large window openings in the front of the structure would not have been possible. The cafeteria entrances would have been limited to small swing door openings and the space would have had to be artificially lit. The casual observer would not know this addition is tornado safe, it looks like a typical school multi-purpose cafeteria!