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Mr. Jim Bell, CSI, CDT

Windstorm Coordinator

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James Bell, CSI, CDT, is Windstorm Coordinator for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. Jim has an impressive 42 years of experience in the door and hardware business, including 18 years within the ASSA ABLOY Group. Throughout his career, he has worked in the door and hardware industry in South Florida and the Mid-West and was president of the Gold Coast Chapter of the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) when the state moved to strengthen its building codes in response to Hurricane Andrew. Jim is a past Board of Director and currently serves as chairman of the Legislative committee and sits on the standards and planning committees for the National Storm Shelter Association. He was a participant on the ICC 500 commentary committee for the Application and Administration, Means of Egress, and Test methods chapters.  He works with the federal, state, and local agencies on windstorm codes mostly in training to both hurricane resistance and tornado shelter codes. Taught educational sessions at 2017 and 2018 National Tornado Summit and 2017 National Hurricane Conference for the need for shelters. Jim is a vocal advocate of instituting strong windstorm codes and consistent product