Mt. Vernon High School Designed with Reinforced Masonry to Protect Students and Others from Earthquakes and Tornadoes
“The Wabash Valley seismic zone epicenter is located between Mt Vernon IL and West Franklin IN. Mt Vernon is also in a high wind region known as Tornado Alley. As such, the structural masonry portions of the school are heavily reinforced – every 4′.”
The use of masonry not only protects from earthquakes and tornadoes, but also optimized energy performance.