Commercial / Community shelters are designed with large capacities in mind. Following the strict guidelines set out by NSSA/ICC-500 and additionally the FEMA P361 guidelines, our shelters are designed and wind engineered to withstand in excess of an E-F5 Tornado. With sizes ranging as small as 3’x5’x6’4″ all the way up to 8’x24’x7’4″ we have you and your business covered.
What makes a good community shelter?
While doing research to find a quality community or commercial sized shelter there are a few things to look for to ensure the safety and security of employees.
- A debris impact test
- A Wind Engineer evaluation report (not to be confused with a stamped engineered drawing)
- A third party quality control / quality verification company that ensures all guidelines are being followed
How our community shelters are constructed:
- 35” door weighing 250+ lbs
- 3 Hinges supporting over 1,000 lbs each
- 3/16” thick steel construction
- 3 one inch steel door latches (takes 48,000 lbs to bend & 63,000 lbs to break)
- Inward opening door to prevent entrapment
- 3/4″ anchor bolts set 13” apart to anchor shelter to slab (exceeds FEMA standard of 1/2” anchors spread 22” apart)
- Each anchor bolt has 10,000 lb pullout and 14,000 lb shear off rate
- Debris Deflectors cover open vents to prevent debris from entering shelter
- Removable debris deflectors for emergency access to interior latches
- Handicapped accessible door on shelters 4 ft wide and larger
- Removable hinge pins for easy door removal
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