The NSSA was formed in 2001 to ensure the highest quality of manufactured and constructed storm shelters for protecting people from injury or loss of life from the effects of tornadoes, hurricanes and other devastating natural disasters. The association is self-policing to maintain public confidence and respect for the storm shelter industry. We invite you to check out our website and find out, "How you can discern quality in a Safe Room." or How you can be a part of our growing organization.
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To bring together All Things Wind, TTU has created the NWI to better support the interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities in wind science, engineering and energy. The institute combines the former Wind Science and Engineering (WiSE) Research Center and the Texas Wind Energy Institute (TWEI) into one entity.
The Wind Science and Engineering (WISE) Research Center at Texas Tech University was established in 1970, following a tornado in Lubbock that caused 26 fatalities and over $100 million in damage.
It is focused on research, education and information outreach.
For more information visit http://www.nwi.ttu.edu.
The International Code Council (ICC ) and the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) cooperated in writing the national consensus standard for storm shelters known as the ICC 500-2008. The standard, accredited by the American National Standards Institute, is called the ICC/NSSA Standard for Design and Construction of Storm Shelters. All types and sizes of shelters are included as well as all geographic regions of the country.
*An ICC committee is currently revising the standard, expected to be ICC-500-2013. NSSA members James Waller, Corey Schultz, Kurt Roeper and Ernst Kiesling serve on the committee. Scott Tezak of TRC chairs the committee. Marc Levitan of NIST serves as vice chair.