Thomas Lee Smith, AIA, RRC, CSI, TLSmith Consulting Inc., is a licensed architect and a registered roof consultant. He is a member of the subcommittee on Wind Loads for ASCE 7, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. He was a member of the FEMA’s Mitigation Assessment Teams that investigated Hurricanes Charley, Ivan, Katrina and Ike. He authored Low-Slope Roofing II, published by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and he coauthored FEMA 424, Design Guide for School Safety Against Earthquakes, Floods and Winds. He also coauthored FEMA 543, Design Guide for Improving Critical Facility Safety from Flooding and High Winds and FEMA 577, Design Guide for Improving Hospital Safety in Earthquakes, Floods and High Winds.