Tornado Safe Rooms - ICF & Concrete Projects Photo Gallery Oklahoma

2028 square foot safe room project built at Girl Scout Camp E-Ko-Wah, located in Southwestern OklahomaMARCH 2016: ICF & More Oklahoma are pleased and proud to have continued contributing to the safety of our OK youth by helping in the construction of 3 more insulated reinforced concrete multi-purpose school structures to be used as Tornado Safe Rooms in Oklahoma to meet the design requirements and standards of FEMA 361 shelters. These come after the successful completion of the 2028 square foot safe room project built at Girl Scout Camp E-Ko-Wah, located in Southwestern Oklahoma near Marlow on scenic Lake Fuqua.

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A safe room is a hardened structure specifically designed to meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) criteria and provide near-absolute protection in extreme weather events, including tornadoes and hurricanes. Near-absolute protection means that, based on our current knowledge of tornadoes and hurricanes, the occupants of a safe room built in accordance with FEMA guidance will have a very high probability of being protected from injury or death.

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To be considered a FEMA safe room, the structure must be designed and constructed to the guidelines specified in FEMA P-320, Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a Safe Room for Your Home or Small Business and FEMA P-361, Safe Rooms for Tornadoes and Hurricanes: Guidance for Community and Residential Safe Rooms.

For more information on Tornado Safe Room funding for Schools in Oklahoma with FEMA mitigation grants, click here.

For additional information on how ICF & Concrete structures are the Smart way to build, download our "Withstanding the Storm with Insulating Concrete Forms & Concrete" pdf.

Insulated Concrete Forms & More Projects in Oklahoma - Tornado Safe Rooms

Lake Park Elementary School, Bethany, OK

First of the recent ICF & More, LLC School Safe Room Project images, taken of the Lake Park Elementary School in Bethany, OK. The Safe Room is a Multi-Purpose Safe Room building addition that has just been successfully completed. (See the local News article here.) 

Quick Facts for Lake Park Elementary School Safe Room Addition :

Surface Area: 6000 SF Appx

Structure Height: 16’ tall

Exterior Wall Core Thickness: 10” of 4000 psi concrete

Interior Dividing Wall Core Thickness: 8” of 4000 psi concrete

R-Value of Exterior walls: R-22

Roof Slab: 10" Pre-stressed  

Quad-Deck & Fox Blocks 6,000 sqft Multi-purpose Safe Room addition to Lake Park Elementary School in Bethany, OK

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Quad-Deck 6,000sqft Safe Room for Lake Park Elementary School in Bethany OK - ICF & More OKC  Quad-Deck 6,000sqft Safe Room for Lake Park Elementary School in Bethany OK - ICF & More OKC  Quad-Deck 6,000sqft Safe Room for Lake Park Elementary School in Bethany OK - ICF & More OKC  Quad-Deck 6,000sqft Safe Room for Lake Park Elementary School in Bethany OK - ICF & More OKC


Ada High School, Ada, OK

It took just 6 work days to set up and pour more than 8,000 SF of 12' tall Quad-Lock ICF walls on the Ada High School Safe Room in Ada, Oklahoma (See the local News article here.) 

Quick Facts for Ada High School Safe Room Addition:

Surface Area: 8000 SF Approx 

Structure Height: 14’ walls 

Exterior Wall Core Thickness: 8” of 4000 psi concrete

R-Value of Exterior Walls: R-22

Roof Slab: 14" Quad-Deck ICF Insulated Concrete Deck Forms with a 6” 4000 psi concrete slab

Quad-Lock & Quad-Deck 8,000 sqft Multi-function ICF Safe Room for Ada High School in Ada, OK

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Bracing on 14' tall walls for Ada High School ICF Safe Room - ICF & More OKC  Bracing & Scaffolding on 14' tall walls for Ada High School ICF Safe Room - ICF & More OKC  Bracing & Scaffolding on 14' tall walls for Ada High School ICF Safe Room - ICF & More OKC  ICF Multi-purpose Safe Room ready for concrete pour on roof - ICF & More OKC

Shoring for Quad-Deck concrete roof for Ada High School ICF Safe Room - ICF & More OKC  Concrete pour for Quad-Deck roof for Ada High School ICF Safe Room - ICF & More OKC  Ada High School Multi-purpose ICF Safe Room ready for exterior finishes in Ada, OK - ICF & More OKC  Ada High School Multi-purpose ICF Safe Room ready for exterior finishes in Ada, OK - ICF & More OKC

ICF Safe Room for Ada High School in Ada, OK using Quad-Lock & Quad-Deck - Finished 1  ICF Safe Room for Ada High School in Ada, OK using Quad-Lock & Quad-Deck - Finished 2


Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma at Camp Ekowah, OK

Quad-Lock Building Systems and Insulated Concrete Forms and More, LLC., located in Oklahoma City, came together on this joint project for the benefit of the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, by providing the ICF work and materials for a multi-purpose Safe Room project at Camp E-Ko-Wah near Marlow, OK.  

Quick Facts for Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma Safe Room & Multi-Purpose Building:

Surface Area: 2028 SF 

Structure Height: 12’ walls 

Exterior wall core thickness: 6” of 4000 psi concrete 

R-Value of Exterior Walls: R-28

Roof Slab: 12" Quad-Deck ICF Insulated Concrete Deck Forms with a 6” 4000 psi concrete slab 


Quad-Lock & Quad-Deck 2029sqft Tornado Safe Room Project for Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma at Camp Ekowah, OK 

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Quad-Lock ICF Walls going up on the Tornado Safe Room for Girl Scouts at Camp Ekowah OK by ICF & More OKC  Quad-Lock ICF Walls & Bracing for the Tornado Safe Room for Girl Scouts of Western Oklahamo at Camp Ekowah by ICF & More OKC  Shoring for Quad-Deck Concrete Roof for the Tornado Safe Room for Girl Scouts of Western Oklahamo at Camp Ekowah by ICF & More OKC  Quad-Deck ICF & Concrete Roof for the Tornado Safe Room for Girl Scouts of Western Oklahamo at Camp Ekowah by ICF & More OKC  Completed Quad-Lock ICF Tornado Safe Room & Office for the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahamo at Camp Ekowah by ICF & More OKC  Quad-Lock & ICF & More contribute to the ICF Tornado Safe Room for the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma at Camp Ekowah OK  Daniel Keeslar gets his prized Girl Scout Cookies from the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma for their Quad-Lock ICF Safe Room

For more information on this Tornado Safe Room Project for the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma - read the complete story here...


Grand Casino Safe Room and Conference Center, Shawnee, OK

This is the largest ICC500 Safe Room project in the state of Oklahoma. The Grand Casino's Tornado Safe Room is two stories tall and almost 26,000 sqft in size. The multi-purpose safe room houses a conference center on the ground level and office space on the 2nd level. It is built entirely out of ICF using Quad-Lock ICF on the exterior walls and Quad-Deck Concrete Deck Forming System for the floors and roof. 

This is why the Grand Casino chose to build with ICF and Concrete...

This is why the Grand Casino in Shawnee OK chose to build an ICF and Concrete Safe Room for their guests and staff

They had a narrow miss previously with this tornado which made them decide to build an ICF and Concrete Safe Room to keep their staff and guests safe when the next tornado invariably comes through.

Quick Facts for this Conference Center and Safe Room in Shawnee:

Size: 26,000 SF 

Exterior Walls: 8” of 4000 psi concrete core with grade 60 High Strength Steel Rebar 12 o.c.

R-Value of Exterior Walls: R-28

Floors & Roof: 8” Quad-Deck with 8” top hat with 6" 4000 psi concrete cap between 1st and 2nd floor, and roof of 2nd floor

ICF Used: Quad-Lock Insulating Concrete Forms QPX3 and Quad-Deck Concrete Deck Forming System

Photos of the largest ICC500 Safe Room Currently in the state of OK

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The largest ICC500 safe room in the state of OK at the Grand Casino, Shawnee OK with Quad-Lock and Quad-Deck ICF concrete construction  Concrete being poured on the roof of the Grand Casino Safe Room and Conference Center  Concrete and ICF construction for the Grand Casino Safe Room and Conference Center in Shawnee OK  The new Conference Center at the Grand Casino will keep guests and staff safe when tornados hit


Chandler High School Multi-Purpose Safe Room, Chandler, OK

Quick Facts for the Multi-Purpose Safe Room in Chandler, OK:

Surface Area: 6,400 SF 

Exterior wall core thickness: 10” of 4000 psi concrete core

R-Value of Exterior Walls: R-28

ICF Used: Quad-Lock Insulating Concrete Forms QPX3

Photos of 6400sqft Tornado Safe Room & Multi-Purpose Building for Chandler High School 

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Chandler OK High School Tornado Safe Room and Multi-purpose ICF Building with Quad-Lock ICF by ICF & More OKC - Image 1 Chandler OK High School Tornado Safe Room and Multi-purpose ICF Building with Quad-Lock ICF by ICF & More OKC - Image 2 Chandler OK High School Tornado Safe Room and Multi-purpose ICF Building with Quad-Lock ICF by ICF & More OKC - Bracing Walls Chandler OK High School Tornado Safe Room and Multi-purpose ICF Building with Quad-Lock ICF by ICF & More OKC - Concrete Pour  Chandler OK High School Tornado Safe Room and Multi-purpose ICF Building with Quad-Lock ICF by ICF & More OKC - Ready to Pour Concrete Chandler OK High School Tornado Safe Room and Multi-purpose ICF Building with Quad-Lock ICF by ICF & More OKC - Ready to Pour Concrete Pouring Concrete Chandler OK High School Tornado Safe Room and Multi-purpose ICF Building with Quad-Lock ICF by ICF & More OKC - Pouring Concrete

Jackson Elementary School Tornado Safe Room & Multi-Purpose Building, Norman, OK

Quick Facts for the Multi-Purpose Safe Room in Norman, OK:

Surface Area: 4,800 SF 

Exterior Wall core thickness: 8” of 3500 psi concrete core

Wall Height: 22' tall

R-Value of Exterior Walls: R-22

ICF Used: Fox Blocks Insulating Concrete Forms

Time to Stack and Pour ICF Walls: 8 men, 12 days

Photos of 4,800sqft Tornado Safe Room & Multi-Purpose Building for Jackson Elementary School 

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ICF Walls being placed for the 4800 sqft Tornado Safe Room for Jackson Elementary School n Norman OK with Fox Blocks ICF  Jackson Elementary School Tornado Safe Room in Norman OK with Fox Blocks ICF by Insulated Concrete Forms & More OKC  22 foot walls with Tall Wall Bracing for Jackson Elementary School Tornado Safe Room in Norman OK using Fox Blocks ICF  4,800 sqft Safe Room for Jackson Elementary School Norman OK using Fox Blocks ICF  Pouring concrete for 8" walls on Jackson Elementary School Safe Room in Norman OK with Fox Blocks ICF  Completed Safe Room and Multi-purpose building for Jackson Elementary School in Norman OK with Fox Blocks ICF


Windsor Hills Elementary School Tornado Safe Room in Bethany, OK

Quick Facts for this Tornado Safe Room in Bethany, OK:

Surface Area: 6,900 SF 

Exterior Wall core thickness: 10” of 4000 psi concrete core

Wall Height: 16' tall

R-Value of Exterior Walls: R-22

ICF Used: Fox Blocks Insulating Concrete Forms

Photos of 6,900sqft Tornado Safe Room Building for Windsor Hills Elementary School 

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16 Foot Walls for Windsor Elementary School Tornado Safe Room in Bethany OK with Fox Blocks ICF  16 Foot Walls for Windsor Elementary School Tornado Safe Room in Bethany OK with Fox Blocks ICF  Ready to pour concrete in ICF Walls for Windsor Elementary School Tornado Safe Room in Bethany OK with Fox Blocks ICF  Completed Tornado Safe Room for Windsor Elementary School in Bethany OK with Fox Blocks ICF


Early Childhood Center Safe Room, Wayne, OK

Built by the Wayne Public School System, this Early Childhood Safe Room building will also serve as a community wide safe room for the City of Wayne, OK. Wayne is located about 50 miles south of Oklahoma City and is just one of many small communities that are located in the very heart of tornado alley.  

Quick Facts for Early Childhood Center & Community Safe Room, OK:

Surface Area: 7500 SF 

Structure Height: 14’ walls 

Exterior wall core thickness: 10” of 4000 psi concrete 

R-Value of Exterior Walls: R-22

Roof Slab: 10" Pre-stressed

7500sqft Tornado Safe Room Project for an Early Childhood Center & the Community of Wayne, OK 

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ICF Early Childood Center and Community Safe Room for Wayne Oklahoma using Logix ICF System - Image 1      ICF Community Safe Room for Wayne Oklahoma using Logix ICF System - Image 2