TOTH’s structural engineers are efficient in designing safe havens in the community while not going over on FEMA grant budgets. We specialize in and are familiar with pre-design, design, project management, and construction administration of safe rooms designed to meet the requirements of FEMA 361 and ICC-500 funded through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant programs.
Our experienced structural engineers have designed safe rooms as gymnasiums, higher-education classroom buildings, performing-arts centers, and community centers. Design requirements of a safe room go above and beyond standard building design. Facilities must be able to withstand wind speeds from 130 mph to 250 mph and specific flying-debris or missile-impact criteria.
TOTH provided structural and civil engineering along with land surveying services for the new Neosho Junior High.
TOTH provided structural engineering services for a new two-story, clear story in the existing court yard area.
TOTH provided structural engineering and grant writing & administration services to several new buildings on Three Rivers Community College Campus in Poplar Bluff, MO.
TOTH provided structural engineering services for the new Irving elementary school that was destroyed in a tornado in May of 2011.
Teaming with Sapp Design Associates Architects out of Springfield, TOTH provided land surveying, civil engineering, and structural engineering services for three FEMA safe room additions to schools for the Neosho R-V School District.
Since May 2012, TOTH has assisted the City of Jackson secure more than $3.3 million dollars in FEMA funding.
Webb City voters approved a $9 million bond to supplement a $7.2 million in grant funding and $1.2 million from the district’s capital improvements fund to construct additions to seven existing schools.