Georgia Pacific Gypsum Corporation Storm Shelter

This storm shelter was built for Georgia Pacific Gypsum Corporation, Acme, Tx. It will be used as a multi purpose room for safety meetings, safety orientation and a tornado shelter. The 30×35 Storm Shelter, built per Texas stamped sealed drawings. Drawings complied with State of Texas building codes. The specifications of Fema 361 addition and ICC/NSSA Standard for the design and construction of storm shelters.Unit has 3 tons of HVAC units, 1 on each wall for movement of air and ultimate comfort during tornadoes.

Bathroom was roughed in (piping only) for sewer, water, drain, only and all piping stubbed through floor and exterior wall for future finishing. Electrical was exposed conduit with strip lighting and ninety minute battery backup system. The walls 8″ thick poured with 4000 PSI concrete and reinforced steel on 12” centers each. The roof double matted reinforced steel, 18″ thick poured with 4000 PSI concrete. Doors-two in number outswing per code, hinges, hardware and frames bear certification that product has passed testing for FEMA specifications used in a Group storm shelter. All components used were tested to withstand EF5 tornados and winds in excess of 250 mph. This Shelter was painted company colors of royal blue and white to match existing structures.

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