FEMA Tornado Safe Rooms

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.

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