You're Invited: Tornado Shelter Design

Tornado Shelter Design

DATE: March 20, 2019
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
LOCATION:  BAC Training Center
Please See Registration Link Below

11:30 am – 11:55 pm Check-in & Seating
11:55 am – 1:00 pm Seminar & Lunch

There is no charge to attend this event, however registration is required. 
Space is limited, please register by Friday, March 15, 2019.

Tornado Shelter Design   
Presented by:
Bob Campbell, AIA, DBIA, LEED

International Masonry Institute
Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska Director 

Tornado shelter design can be a complicated life-safety design issue.  With the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), came new requirements for storm shelters; and additional requirements in the 2018 IBC.  Most schools and critical facilities located in the 250-mph wind zone map, must contain a storm shelter meeting the ICC 500 (Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters) requirements.  The FEMA P-361 (Design and Construction Guidance for Community Shelters) will also be addressed in this presentation.  This presentation will address some “lessons learned”, the new code requirements, and how masonry can be used to provide safe, resilient, cost effective storm shelter design solutions.

Architects, Engineers, Construction Managers, Owners, Facility Managers, Developers, BAC Signatory Contractors and BAC Members

For more information contact Mark Swanson at (612) 332-2214 or


This program meets AIA/CES criteria for 1 LU/HSW learning units, which will be reported directly to AIA.