John Lewis is a meteorologist stationed at the Little Rock, Arkansas National Weather Service office. In his article, “No EF5 This Time: Anchor Bolts Not Detected in Most Construction,” posted May 3rd, Lewis points to a major engineering advancement in the rating of tornadoes since the reformulation of the Fujita scale into the Enhance Fujita scale, the use of engineering principles concerning load paths.
Read “No EF5 This Time: Anchor Bolts Not Detected in Most Construction” article from NWS’John Lewis .
FEMA’s Load Path: A Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction
Buidling with a Continuous Load Path, an animation by Simpson Stong ties