Home building improves in aftermath of May 1999 tornadoes (The Norman Transcript)

May 4, 2009 Ten years after the May 3, 1999 tornadoes, communities have rebuilt, and builders are making the homes stronger and safer with new technology that developed as a result of the May 3 event. “We have changed the way we build homes,” said Jan Astani, marketing director for Home Creations. Home Creations owner Jalal Farzaneh toured Moore in the tornado’s aftermath, and noticed that the exterior walls were held down with just nails as were the roofs, Astani said. Farzaneh consulted with Harold Conner, University of Oklahoma Professor Emeritus of Construction Science, and devised three additions to be …