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Illinois Public Schools and Reinforced Safe Rooms

06/18/2013

Did you know that a majority of Illinois public schools are not equipped with reinforced safe rooms in the case of a tornado, even though Illinois has almost as many tornadoes per year as Oklahoma? The following link provides a little history. ARCON has worked in conjunction with Paragon Architecture, based out of Springfield, MO, on the design of the 26,000 SF LEED Gold Certified Davidson Hall addition at Crowder College. The project includes the design of critically needed classroom space for General Sciences, Nursing and Allied Health Services, as well as a two-level, 18,000 SF Tornado Safe Room. ARCON assisted in writing the grant application and attending the grant orientation - just one example of how we help our clients find solutions to their economic challenges.

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