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Tornado Panels Withstand Extreme Weather Events
Buildings
Wednesday July 22 2015

Tornado Panels Withstand Extreme Weather Events

A new form of lightweight panel promises to safeguard home occupants from flying debris during extreme weather events such as tornados, monsoons and storms.

The Simple Structural Solution for Surviving Tornadoes
Structural
Wednesday May 21 2014

The Simple Structural Solution for Surviving Tornadoes

Saving more structures and lives when tornados strike could be as simple as addressing the weak link of lightweight garage doors, according to a study led...

Resilience Architecture to Battle Wind Storms
Residential
Monday November 4 2013

Resilience Architecture to Battle Wind Storms

Tornadoes, cyclones and any other storm with strong winds can dismantle a typical wood-frame house in a few seconds. However, the challenge for architects and builders...

Missouri Hospital to Be Tornado Proof Upon Reopening
Structural
Thursday June 20 2013

Missouri Hospital to Be Tornado Proof Upon Reopening

In the wake of the death and destruction caused by recent tornado activity in Oklahoma, questions have arisen as to what engineering or construction methods can...