Safe Rooms and Shelters

The objective of this manual is to provide guidance for engineers, architects, building officials, and property owners to design shelters and safe rooms in buildings. This manual presents information about the design and construction of shelters in the work place, home, or community building that will provide protection in response to manmade hazards. NOTE: This publication is available free to Local and State government staff. All other interested parties can obtain this publication via online download only.

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Appendix A

Emergency Management Considerations: Chapter 4

Design Considerations: Chapter 1

CBR Threat Protection: Chapter 3

Safe Rooms and Shelters: Protecting People Against Terrorist Attacks

Safe Room: Table of Contents

Structural Design Criteria

Last Updated: 04/07/2020