1. The customer signs a Sales Agreement with NORAD SHELTER SYSTEMS to manufacture and deliver the shelter system.
  2. The customer hires a contractor to dig a hole according to the supplied excavation plan. If the shelter is installed in a flood zone, the shelter should be installed by berming so the hatch is at least one foot above the 100-year flood plain or storm surge. Berming can also be used if the shelter is installed in a location which has ledge.
  3. The shelter sections are shipped to the job sight. All of the NORAD SERIES SHELTERS are legal in width, length, and height and do not require overdimension permits.
  4. The steel sections are craned into place.
  5. The shelter sections are bolted and gasketed together.
  6. The entranceway and emergency escape are lifted onto the end walls and bolted with gaskets.
  7. The corrosion protection system is connected
  8. The shelter is partially backfilled.
  9. The external air ducts and air manifolds are installed
  10. The septic system is installed.
  11. The well is connected
  12. The shelter final backfilled is completed.
  13. The ground around the shelter is rough graded.
  14. The internal walls are erected.
  15. The electric and plumbing are completed.
  16. NORAD SHELTER SYSTEMS supervisor will run through Alpha trials with customer.