ICC Campus Online: Training & Education
Surviving Tornados and Hurricanes
Build Residential and Community Safe Rooms
The international Code Council has partnered with FLASH and the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) and developed three courses available now in ICC’s Campus Online. Easy to access 24/7 so you can learn when it is most convenient.
This online course provides consumers with the information necessary to make an informed decision about installing a storm shelter in their home. It provides background about the types of weather hazards that can affect life safety and how a storm shelter mitigates the risk. Also covered is a review of the significant features of storm shelters, including the initial investment.
For Builders, Designers and Consumers:
Community Safe Room Design and Construction ($99) (6 PDH’s)
This course will use examples of community safe rooms to identify the safety features in addition to providing explanation of the safe room provisions found the ICC 500-2008, ICC/NSSA Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters, the ASCE 7, and the FEMA 361 guidelines. The design criteria for both tornado and hurricane safe rooms, as well as construction, compliance and testing will also be discussed.
ICC Residential Safe Room Design and Construction ($99) (6 PDH’s)
This course presents builders, designers and consumers with an overview of the provisions of the ICC 500-2008, ICC/NSSA Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters and FEMA 320 Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room For Your Home or Small Business. Major elements of residential storm shelter design is addressed, including the considerations of structural integrity, wind load, debris impact, hazards, and space limitations. In addition, the course reviews the steps necessary to assess and mitigate tornado and hurricane risk.
Safe Room Installation Videos
The following videos show essential steps in safe room installation in the NSSA Compliance Verification Process for Safe Rooms.
Video 1 Vaughn Concrete Products, Inc. – Precast Concrete, Epoxy Anchored on Precast Slab
Video 2 Norwalk Concrete Industries – Precast Concrete, Free Standing Safe Room
Video 3 Bartow Precast- Precast Concrete – Epoxy Anchored on Precast Slab
Video 4 Wieser Concrete Products, Inc. – Concrete, Above Ground Free Standing Safe Room
Video 6 Safe Sheds, Inc. – Precast Concrete Safe Room
Video 7 Flatsafe Tornado Shelters – Below Slab Safe Room