STORM SHELTERS FOR SCHOOLS AND EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTERS
Section 423 of the 2015 Edition of the International Building Code mandates the placement of ICC-500 compliant storm shelters covering all new construction in “tornado alley” for educational occupancies when the building is designed for 50 or more occupants. It also requires storm shelters for all new construction of critical emergency operations centers used by our first responders.
To answer this challenge, Ramtech has developed hardened shelters that can be incorporated into new construction such as the corridor shown in the adjacent plan, or free-standing shelters that can be placed alongside existing structures. These commercial storm shelters are sited atop a substantial engineered concrete slab to counter the uplift generated by these massive storms. The hardened structure is also clad in a ballistic sheathing that withstands flying debris that becomes missiles during these storms. Contact Ramtech today to see if your planned construction is subject to these requirements. If so, Ramtech has the expertise to design and construct these life-saving buildings.