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Shelter from the Storm

Thankfully, we don’t experience many tornadoes here in the Northeast – I actually only remember one tornado scare in my lifetime – on June 1st, 2011.  The weatherman was telling the residents of the towns in the tornado’s path when to go into the basement and when the danger had passed.  I was grateful that […]

Tornado Safety in Schools

When tragedy strikes, a common reaction is to examine what went wrong…what could have been done to affect a better outcome?  In many cases throughout history, codes were changed because of tragic events.  For the door and hardware industry, fires at the Iroquios Theater, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, Cocoanut Grove Nightclub, Our Lady of Angels School, […]

Steel Door Institute: Tornado Doors

Last year I wrote a couple of blog posts about tornado doors – one called Tornado Safety in Schools, which included articles and other information about tornadoes that had recently occurred in Oklahoma and Texas. The other post was Shelter from the Storm, which described changes to the 2015 International Building Code…

Decoded: Update on Storm Shelter Doors (March 2018)

If you have seen more projects incorporating storm shelters lately, this is likely due to changes in the International Building Code (IBC).

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