Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs) are an effective and efficient daylighting solution that are now capable of providing safe and affordable daylight to stormshelters. TDDs harvest daylight at the rooftop, transfer it down a highly reflective tube and distribute it evenly into an interiorspace - with virtually no maintenance. Specific TDD models have endured the stringent testing of ICC500 and are the only roof-top daylighting solution on the market to achieve ICC500 storm shelter compliance.

This course begins with a brief history of tornadoes and their existence around the globe. Following this, attendees will learn about the Fujita classification scale and the tornadic events that drove the F scale’s revision to the Enhanced Fujita scale. The course will introduce the ICC-500 code and FEMA P-361 requirements to show their impact on storm shelter construction. After a short discussion about TDDs and their benefits to the health and wellness of occupants, the course will show a few examples of TDDS as an effective daylighting strategy in an ICC500/FEMAP-361 storm shelter or saferoom.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about the history of tornadoes
2. Gain an understanding of the original tornado classification scale and the events that led up to its eventual overhaul
3. Examine ICC 500 and FEMA P-361 as a code and its impact on storm shelter construction
4. Learn about tubular daylighting devices (TDDs) and benefits
5. Examine TDDs as a Daylighting strategy in ICC 500/FEMA P-361 in storm shelters and safe rooms

Presenter:  Susan Flanagan, Solatube International