Posts Tagged ‘ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ’

FEMA Reps Speak on the Past, Present and Future of Building Codes

May 23rd, 2022

Each year when May comes around, Building Safety Month comes with it, allowing industry professionals, including fenestration, to emphasize the importance of building codes to reduce building vulnerabilities. This year, the International Code Council (ICC) laid out a week-by-week plan for Building Safety Month. The third week focused on disaster preparedness and included a webinar […]

Building Safety Month Concludes with a Focus on Disaster Preparedness 

May 28th, 2021

The virtual celebration for Building Safety Month ends with week 4, which highlights disaster preparedness. This week, the Code Council, its members and partners emphasize the importance of advanced planning for devastating events like hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes to help individuals and communities increase health and safety of their population during and […]

Storm Damage Costs Push Builders Toward Resiliency

Oct 21st, 2019

The 2019 Hurricane season has taken a toll on southern areas of North America and the islands nearby. With several record-breaking storms and possibly one more named storm to come this season, according to AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski, the communities that were hit are feeling the effects to the tune of an estimated $22 […]

FEMA’s New Guideline Explains How to Assess Exterior Glazing for Wind Vulnerabilities

Oct 11th, 2019

As increasingly powerful hurricanes continue to make landfall in the U.S., resulting in extensive wind damage to critical facilities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed FEMA P-2062: Guidelines for Wind Vulnerability Assessments of Existing Critical Facilities. The document provides design professionals with guidelines for assessing the vulnerability of critical facilities, including glass doors and […]