Typhoon and Tornado Products
In recent years, typhoons and cyclones have become more frequent. In recent years, tornadoes have also become a common occurrence in Japan. If global warming continues at this rate, it is only a matter of time before we start to see over-category 5 hyper typhoons. Even the latest high-rise residential buildings, which are said to be safe, are designed for Category 5 winds, and could even be thrown out of the building if the wind exceeds that level. Flood countermeasures due to heavy rains are summarized in the section on tsunami countermeasures, but here we will focus on hyper-typhoon countermeasures for high-rise housing.
Explosion-proof windows (Japan FRP Co., Ltd. + Association for Sustainable Technology for Disaster Mitigation)
Explosion-proof window (Japan FRP Co., Ltd. + Association for Sustainable Technology for Disaster Mitigation)
In recent years, sluice gates (waffle-shaped doors) using FRP grating have been built. Compared to steel, FRP grating is very light in weight and does not rust. The application of this material to the windows of high-rise houses is called “explosion-proof windows. Even if the instantaneous maximum wind speed is close to 100 meters, safety can be ensured inside. Furthermore, if a radiation filter is installed, a room in one’s apartment can function as a simple nuclear shelter.