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Shelter from the storm: a history of design standards for storm shelters

By Ken Kilzer, Facilities Industry Expert

When a tornado is bearing down, the sane among us run to the closest perceived place of safety: a building. The especially fortunate of us will hunker down in a storm shelter designed by a professional architect and/or engineer. Before designing a storm shelter, it is important for designers to research the local code requirements.

Missouri town looks to Olsson to resolve flood plain problem

By Linda Van Hoosen, Communications

After recent floods, the City of Lebanon, Missouri, had a suspicion that their flood maps were unrealistic and the flood elevations were set too high. Olsson identified ways to reduce the floodplain extents and flood elevations.  

Senior living facility in Joplin, Missouri, will offer variety of care


By Nancy Wichmer, Marketing

Most of us desire to remain in our own homes as we age. But, when those plans can't be realized, an alternative living environment must be considered. Olsson is providing its services for a new senior living facility in Joplin, Missouri.