The subapplicant appealed the Region V decision to disallow all costs related to this safe room project. Determination had been made that information was not sufficient to address safety concerns related to a 2nd story addition.
Reason for Approval
The subapplicant's architect certified the project as built conforms to FEMA P-361, Safe Rooms for Tornadoes and Hurricanes, and ICC 500-2014 ICC/NSSA Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters.
The architect also verified adequacy of the roof live load, and assured the sound engineering connection between the originally approved safe room and the addition.