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First code improvements adopted based on NIST Joplin tornado study

from EurekAlert!

Protecting schools and their associated high-occupancy buildings from the most violent tornadoes is the goal of the first approved building code changes based on recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology technical investigation into the impacts of the deadly tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, 2011. The new changes, approved at a recent meeting of the International Code Council, apply to the nation's most tornado-prone regions. more

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