Residential Storm Shutters

Gain the knowledge and skills to safeguard a home with this class that presents the engineering components of Residential Storm Shelters.

One Hour


Provider Approval Information

  • FBPE Florida Board of Professional Engineers Provider #0009623
  • CE Broker #50-32681 Michigan Board Of Professional Engineers

Valid in states that do not issue Providership designations.

This class introduces professionals to the design, construction, installation, and safety aspects of storm shelters for residential buildings. These shelters are intended to provide a safe and secure space for people to take refuge during severe weather events such as a tornado or hurricane that may threaten lives and property.

Learning Objectives

  • List the Importance of Residential Storm Shelters.
  • Recognize specifications set by National Storm Shelter Association in conjunction with the FEMA 320 Publication.
  • List Various Styles of Residential Storm Shelters.
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of storm shutter types.
  • Classify Different Types of Residential Storms.

Who will Benefit from this Class

  • Structural Engineers
    Structural engineers play a crucial role in designing and analysing the integrity of storm shelters. They can benefit from a structural design course that focuses on the engineering aspects of shelter design, including load calculations, materials, and structural reinforcement.
  • Civil Engineers
    Civil engineers involved in infrastructure planning and construction projects in areas prone to severe weather can benefit from understanding the design and construction of storm shelters.
  • Construction Managers
    Construction managers can benefit from understanding the construction processes, project management, and safety considerations related to storm shelter installations.
  • Building Inspectors
    Building inspectors can gain insights into the inspection, certification, and compliance aspects of residential storm rooms to ensure they meet safety regulations.
  • Building Code Officials
    Professionals responsible for enforcing building codes can use their knowledge from the course to ensure that storm shelters comply with relevant safety regulations.
  • Research and Development Engineers
    Engineers working in research and development can use the knowledge gained from the course to innovate and improve storm shelter designs and materials.
  • Environmental Engineers
    Environmental engineers can consider the sustainability and environmental impact of storm shelter materials and construction practices.
  • Geological Engineers
    Geological engineers can provide insights into soil conditions and foundation requirements for storm shelter installations.

This course includes:

  • Virtual Access From Any Computer
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Competitive Pricing
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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The class will be available for twelve months after the date of purchase.

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