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Storm Shelter Design With Masonry

  • September 17, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom



Storm Shelter Design With Masonry

Learn about updated storm shelter provisions per IBC 2015 and ICC 500, including examples of storm shelter concept designs. We’ll discuss the requirements for the design and construction of storm shelters to safeguard the public health, safety, and welfare in high-wind events, like tornadoes and hurricanes. Focus is on best practice for the design of masonry structures to accommodate high wind loading and storm shelter provisions of the code.

Learning Objectives

  • Briefly review key aspects of effective and efficient structural masonry design
  • Evaluate when and where we need to design a storm shelter to protect the public health, safety, and welfare
  • Gain an understanding of what is essential in storm shelter design per current code provisions, and what changes need to be made from a typical masonry design
  • Explore concept shelter designs and their structural system options
  • Highlight how software can help us design shelters more effectively and efficiently

1 CE credit

This is a virtual event on Zoom. Attendees will be required to have a free Zoom account to access the presentation.


Members/SEA Members/AIA Members: $25

Nonmembers: $40

About the Speaker

John Jaglinski, SE

FORSE Consulting

John Jaglinski joined FORSE in January 2024 and brings with him 9 years of structural engineering experience. He has worked on a range of projects including industrial, hospitality, retail, residential, and institutional. He has experience with steel, wood, masonry, concrete, and precast. John is based in Chicago, Illinois and holds a SE license in Illinois.

FORSE Consulting is brought to you through the support of the Illinois Structural Masonry Coalition

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