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February Program February 14, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Tornado and High Wind Sheltering with Masonry

The Ohio Building Code adopted a requirement for tornado and storm sheltering effective November 1, 2017. Public building types and Group E educational use buildings in Ohio will be required to include a storm shelter per ICC 500 in the design, as a separate detached building or as a safe room within the building; within the 250 mph wind zone area. Masonry shelter walls are cost effective and our typical designs are almost there.  This program will help you gain an understanding of the general architectural structural construction and other requirements necessary to comply with the IBC 2015 and the ICC 500 requirements for tornado sheltering and will review masonry systems available for tornado shelter design and construction.




Tom Elliott,

Director of Industry Development & Technical Services,

International Masonry Institute 

Tom is the Director of Industry Development and Technical Services for the International Masonry Institute (IMI) for Ohio and Northern Kentucky. He has over 32 years of experience in the field of masonry, first as a bricklayer then serving as a foreman on multiple large masonry projects throughout Ohio. He gained valuable insight into the contracting side of the business having been the owner of a masonry contracting business for 6 years. Tom further gained insight serving as a field superintendent and then worked as a project manager for one of the larger restoration contractors in Ohio. He is a member of CSI and CES.


When Wednesday, February 14, 2018
What Time Networking and Registration - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Meal and Program - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Original Montgomery Inn

9440 Montgomery Rd.
Montgomery, OH 45242


Parking may be limited at the Montgomery Inn.  Free public parking is available west of Montgomery Road off of Shelly Lane. 

See map
How Much CSI Members Free
Others $25.00
Students (Non-CSI Members) $15.00


To register (and pay) online click below: 

If you need any further information or registration assistance contact:

Teri Sitterding CSI, CDT

Shaffner Heaney Associates, Inc.

Phone: 574.232.7470

Mobile: 812.212.7542

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FY 2018 Programs

Complete list of Programs for FY 201 to be published soon

Program topics, times and location are subject to change

  CSI Cincinnati FY2018 Program Schedule
13 Sep Lunch Innovations in Acoustical Ceilings for Today's Flexible Interiors:
11 Oct Lunch 2017 Ohio Building Code Update
08 Nov - EduCon
13 Dec Lunch Dispute Resolution Under AIA Documents and Dispute Resolution Trends
10 Jan Lunch 3CDC: Increasing the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Development Activities in The City of Cincinnati.
14 Feb Lunch Tornado and High Wind Sheltering with Masonry
14 Mar    
11 Apr Lunch AIA 2017 Documents: The Revised General Conditions and New Sustainable Projects Exhibit
09 May    
13 Jun    

All meeting are held at the Original Montgomery Inn

(Unless noted otherwise)

9440 Montgomery Rd.

Montgomery, OH 45242


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