Testing and Certification of Tornado and Hurricane Storm Shelters and Components: Recorded Webinar


The purpose of this free 60-minute recorded webinar is to educate manufacturers of storm shelters and storm shelter components, as well AHJ’s and the building inspection community, about the history of storm shelter guidelines, and how ICC 500 was developed. The webinar is designed to provide participants an overview of the FEMA 320 and 361 guidelines, with specific attention to the testing requirements found within ICC 500-2014.

Participants will gain a foundational overview of the requirements for components found within ICC 500, “Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters.” Specific attention will also be given towards UL’s Certification and the Industry File Review pertaining to the updated 2014 edition of the ICC 500 standard. The discussion will cover:

  • History of FEMA and development of ICC 500
  • Structure of ICC 500, specific to performance testing of components
  • UL certification information pertaining to the current Industry File Review (IFR)

Participants of the live webinar were able to receive 1 AIA Learning Unit. This recorded version of the webinar does not offer AIA Learning Units.


Course Topics

  • Tornado and Hurricane Storm Shelters
  • Storm Shelter Component Performance


Upon completion of this webinar participants will learn:

  • Provide specific details of the history behind FEMA 320 and 361 guidelines
  • Explain component testing requirements, specific to doors, windows, and impact-resistive products found within ICC 500-2014
  • Understand UL’s certification program as it pertains to ICC 500, and specifics to the current Industry File Review (IFR)
  • FEMA 320 and FEMA 361 guidelines

About the Instructor

Dave Stammen is the Principal Engineer for UL’s Building Envelope Performance Test Laboratory. He has over 20 years of experience working as a Design Engineer, Project Manager, and Code Compliance Manager within the Building Envelope industry. He is an active member of multiple organizations including American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), and American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). Dave is UL’s technical expert for building envelope performance testing of products such as fenestration (windows and doors), tornado and hurricane shelter components, and other exterior Building Envelope products and materials.

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Time Requirement


Web-Based 60 minutes

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