Educational facilities are a vital part of the fabric of our society that directly contributes to what our future will be. They are safe havens for a community. Participants will learn how to design and build high performance schools, which provide energy efficiency, safety and resiliency, as well as reduce life cycle costs. This discussion includes information on ICC-500 code requirements while exploring available alternative design options for hardened construction volumes within a school building. The attributes of precast concrete will be presented, demonstrating how these qualities are inherent to the design and construction of safe and efficient storm shelter facilities. Learn more about schools and storm shelters.