Storm Shelters for K-12 Schools and of Critical Life Safety Structures

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When:  Feb 12, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 02:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Minneapolis-St. Paul

Please plan to join us on Monday February 12th for our monthly CSI Chapter Meeting.

Dunwoody College - The Holden Room
818 Dunwoody Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55403

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Registration
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Chapter Meeting and Box Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM   - Presentation


  • James Dorr, Structural Collaborator for BKBM Engineers
  • Pat O’Neal, current CSI Chapter President, and Business Development Sales Representative for Daylight Specialists

This course begins with a brief history of tornadoes and their existence around the globe. Following this, attendees will 
learn about the Fujita classification scale and the tornadic events that drove the F scale’s revision to the Enhanced Fujita scale. The course will introduce the ICC-500 code and FEMAP-361 requirements to show their impact on storm shelter construction. After a short discussion about TDDs and their benefits to the health and wellness of occupants, the course will show a few examples of TDDS as an effective daylighting strategy in an ICC500/FEMAP-361 storm shelter or a safe room.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the history of tornadoes
  2. Gain an understanding of the original tornado classification scale and the events that led up to its eventual overhaul
  3. Examine ICC 500 and FEMA P-361 as a code and its impact on storm shelter construction
  4. Learn about tubular daylighting devices (TDDs) and benefits
  5. Examine TDDs as a Daylighting strategy in ICC 500/FEMA P-361 in storm shelters and safe rooms
  6. Review of the Minnesota State Building Code Storm Shelter requirements. 
  7. Review of building envelope requirements around storm shelters.

Continuing Education Credits will be offered to all attendees. This meeting will be a hybrid in-person and on-line presentation. The Holden Room has a maximum capacity of 35. Please sign up early. For those who are not able to attend in person a Zoom link will be provided.

Registration Note- When registering, the first box called "Registration" is the virtual fee.  In order to attend in person, you must also select the "Attending in Person?" check box, which will add in the corresponding fee.  If you have any questions, please reach out to


Dunwoody College - The Holden Room
818 Dunwoody Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Pricing Information

Registration Price
Member $10.00
Non-member $20.00
Are you attending in person? Price
Member $15.00
Non-member $30.00