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2015 IBC requires ICC-500 storm shelters for K-12 projects, first-response centers

By Scott Anderson, SE, PE, LEED AP

The 2015 edition of the International Building Code has a new requirement in Section 423.4 on storm shelters. All Group E occupancies must now provide a storm shelter designed to ICC-500 standards in areas where shelter design wind speeds are 250 MPH (see map below for regions where this occurs). 534 more words

Design

Incompetence 

The fear;

incompetence, nothingness.

Warm cheeks touched by cold hands

creates the tornado that makes me feel like I am more

than what I truly am. 82 more words

Anxiety

The Nature of My Meditation Instruction

I will teach meditation to anyone that desire instruction.

However, I promise you that this training will not be easy.

If you are looking for an easy ride and to feel a little better or more relaxed, find another teacher. 211 more words

Ba Gua Circle

STARING OUT AT THE WALL- Bye WORZEL

Old and a bit care worn was our apartment- such a huge change from the ranch house we called home for so long.  I weighed the positives over all we let go for retirement, and Godfrey put my random bits of paper to poem and song.     397 more words

Preparing for the Worst: Planning for Animal Care in Disasters

First, a Little Story….

When I was a recent Pony Club graduate, I had the opportunity to travel to Kansas and Oklahoma to teach a few weeks of summer camp for some local clubs.  2,999 more words

Personal Stories

02/03/2015 - HAMILTON, AL, DID YOU HEAR THE SIRENS TONIGHT?

Hamilton, AL – Not to worry, not tonight anyway. Each and every first Tuesday evening of each month, at 6:00 p.m., in Hamilton, at least, Emergency Management tests the weather sirens. 73 more words

Current Events

on the edge

tornados of snow leap to their feet
and scatter across the field
running wild before their creator
dancing on the edge of a sharp wind… 22 more words

Poetry