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Lab demonstrates hurricane impact test

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LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. -
Just more than a month into the Atlanta Hurricane Season, we've already seen one storm make landfall in the United States.  And right now, work is happening in North Georgia to keep people safe from the next storm.
 
Architectural Testing in Lithia Springs is one of several locations around the country that acts as a 3rd party testing lab for building and construction products.  That work is especially important for homes built in hurricane-prone areas.  The International Building Code sets two primary hurricane tests, cyclic and impact.  The impact test involves a cannon shooting out a nine-pound 2x4.  
 
Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken, a meteorologist himself, got to spend some time at the lab recently, and talked with experts from GCI Consultants and YKK Architectural Products.  Click the videos above to check it out!
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