Alabama has escaped the brunt of Hurricane Isaac, but the storm does serve as a reminder that severe weather can bring danger and even death. So researchers at UAB are developing new building materials intended to create safer storm shelters. Recently a high-tech panel they created passed the National Storm Shelter Associationâs tornado threat test, a key step to making such panels commercially viable. WBHM intern Will Dahlberg spoke with the projectâs leader, Dr. Uday Vaidya, who says the material in these panels in rather unique.
~ Will Dahlberg, August 29, 2012.