Beautiful Fema Storm Shelter Makes Louisville Community a Safer Place During Tornadoes

Louisville, Mississippi – In response to the tornado that took ten lives in 2014 South Industries has teamed up with JBHM Architecture, Burks Mordecai Builders, The City of Louisville, and Broaddus & Associates to construct a FEMA safe room and community storm shelter. The 12,000 square foot building will provide shelter for more than, 2000 people during a storm event. The community is also developing an app-based alert system to inform community members when threats exist.

Due to the important purpose of the community storm shelter FEMA and the state-level counterpart, MEMA provided about 85 percent of the funding for the construction of the building. “South Industries is pleased that the community is receiving such a beautiful structure. The Louisville safe room is a terrific combination of functional multi-use space, visual enhancement for the city, and a necessary safe refuge for the community. This type of development and building approach truly delivers value, and the people of Louisville are directly enjoying that benefit.” – Andrew South, GM South Industries

“The success of any project starts in the planning phase, assembling a great team that meets the expectations of the owner, and providing the owner with a product that they are proud of, and within budget is the top priority. The team that worked the Louisville Safe Room/Community Center project is a prime example of this commitment. All team members are to be commended on an outstanding job.”

The City of Louisville and Mayor Will Hill is to be commended for their foresight on having a safe place for their residents during a storm event for the protection of life”. Gregg Kennedy, Broaddus & Associates. Construction started on the Louisville community storm shelter during August of 2018. Due to the use of cutting-edge construction methods by South Industries the project will be completed in less than a year. South Industries specializes in the construction of concrete monolithic domes.

Domes are a great low-cost option for school districts building new facilities and gymnasiums. Communities should consider domes for projects where capital and operational costs are key considerations. A monolithic dome requires less energy to heat and cool than other options as well as less maintenance. South Industries is a design and build contractor of monolithic domes. Descending from the inventors of the monolithic dome South Industries has built domes across the world and in nearly every state. Through continuous innovation, South Industries has built structures that satisfy, amaze and have continually moved the industry forward.

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