Introduction to ICC 500-2020 & FOCUS Session 1 - 8
National Storm Shelter Association members qualify for a $300 discount for this course.
ICC 500-2020 will be available for purchase in the spring of 2021 and contains significant changes to the design, testing, and siting standards for storm shelters and safe rooms. This training course is appropriate for everyone associated with the storm shelter industry, and no special prior knowledge is required.
Chapter 1 "Application and Administration"
Chapter 3 "Structural Design and Testing Criteria"
Chapter 4 "Siting"
Chapter 5 "Occupancy Density, Access, Accessibility, Egress and Signage"
Chapter 6 "Fire Safety"
Chapter 7 "Storm Shelter Essential Features and Accessories"
During the afternoon FOCUS Sessions, leading storm shelter industry experts drilled down into several aspects of the ICC 500-2020 standard, provided information about FEMA grants, focused on information most vital to building officials, and more.
FOCUS Session 1: New 2021 IRC Requirements for Storm Shelters
FOCUS Session 2: Storm Shelters 101 for Building Officials
FOCUS Session 3: Key Changes for Storm Shelters from 2018 I-Codes to 2021 I-Codes
FOCUS Session 4: Key Changes from ICC 500-2014 to ICC 500-2020
FOCUS Session 5: New Requirements for Tornado Shelters in Schools
FOCUS Session 6: ICC 500-2020 Appendix A Optional Requirements for a "Storm Shelter Preparedness and Emergency Operations Plan"
FOCUS Session 7: FEMA Grants for Safe Rooms
FOCUS Session 8: Proposed ASCE 7-22 Tornado Load Chapter Provisions