Posts Tagged ‘ Resilient Building ’

ICC Works to Improve Standards for Resilient Building

Nov 6th, 2019

  As the costs for post-disaster rebuilds continue to mound, the International Code Council (ICC) is collaborating with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) to develop a portfolio of “Consensus Standards” relevant to a wide range of hazards. Proposed standards address how modern residential construction withstands incidents of high wind, seismic activity, […]

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 […]

Resilient Building Efforts Prompt FEMA Strategy

Aug 28th, 2019

As the nation sees an increase of natural disasters leaving the communities in their paths’ with billions-of-dollars’ worth of damage, several organizations are making an effort to reduce these costs through resilient building tactics. Composed of federal, state, local, tribal and territorial public-sector representatives, the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group (MitFLG) released this month a strategy […]