P646-08 - Guidelines for Design for Structures for Vertical Evacution from Tsunamis (Download)

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The focus of this document is on structures intended to provide protection during a short-term high-risk tsunami event. Such facilities are generally termed refuges. A vertical evacuation refuge from tsunamis is a building or earthen mound that has sufficient height to elevate evacuees above the level of tsunami inundation, and is designed and constructed with the strength and resiliency needed to resist the effects of tsunami waves.

Referenced in the following Code:

  • 2012 International Building Code

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