Wednesday, March 20, 2019

11:30 am – 11:55 pm Check-in & Seating
11:55 am – 1:00 pm Seminar & Lunch


BAC Training Center
5420 International Parkway
New Hope, MN 55428


While the seminar is free, registration (on the right) is required. 
Space is limited, please register by Friday, March 15, 2019. 


Tornado Shelter Design  

Tornado shelter design can be a complicated life-safety design issue.  With the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), came new requirements for storm shelters; and additional requirements in the 2018 IBC.  Most schools and critical facilities located in the 250-mph wind zone map, must contain a storm shelter meeting the ICC 500 (Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters) requirements.  The FEMA P-361 (Design and Construction Guidance for Community Shelters) will also be addressed in this presentation.  This presentation will address some “lessons learned”, the new code requirements, and how masonry can be used to provide safe, resilient, cost effective storm shelter design solutions.


Bob Campbell, AIA, DBIA, LEED
International Masonry Institute
Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska Director 

Bob has over 30 years’ experience designing with masonry, as a practicing architect prior to joining IMI. He is also DBIA (Design-Build) professionally certified and LEED accredited. Bob has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University, and a Master of Architecture-Management from the University of Kansas. As IMI Director, Bob serves as a masonry technical advisor, and provides educational training for architects, engineers, contractors, owners, developers, and university students and facilities staff.


Architects, Engineers, Construction Managers, Owners, Facility Managers, Developers, BAC Signatory Contractors and BAC Members


For more information contact Mark Swanson at (612) 332-2214 or

Continuing Education

Continuing_EducationThis program meets AIA/CES criteria for 1 LU/HSW learning unit, which will be reported directly to AIA.