Category Archives: Industry News

Concrete block room keeps Kentucky preschool safe from devastating tornado

March 22, 2019

From NCMA eNewsMarch 21, 2019 Last week a tornado that terrorized a small town in western Kentucky -- West Paducah -- ripped the roof off part of the local Mount Zion Baptist Church, tossing ceiling fans onto pews and sheets of metal flying atop the cemetery's gravestones. The church's preschool class of approximately 40 children…
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Highlights! NCMA’s 100-Year Anniversary Gala

March 22, 2019

The year 2018 was a spectacular time for NCMA, as it celebrated its 100-Year Anniversary. During the NCMA summer Midyear Meeting last August in Chicago, the association held a Gala Celebration emceed by the popular comedic improv group, The Second City. Through amusing sketches and inspiring speakers, the evening highlighted this industry's evolution, honored long-standing…
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The Story of a Survivor – Sand Palace of Mexico Beach

March 21, 2019

From Structure MagazineMarch 2019 Hurricane Michael, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes to ever make landfall in the contiguous United States, made a direct hit on Mexico Beach, Florida, on October 10, 2018. The Category 4 storm strengthened unexpectedly as it raced through the Gulf of Mexico with maximum wind speeds of 155 mph. At…
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Building Codes: The Foundation for a Resilient Nation

March 20, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsMarch 15, 2019 The devastation brought by natural disasters is all too prominent in today’s media. Deaths, injuries and property loss demonstrate the fragility of communities in the face of these events. Increased community resilience provides a mechanism to lessen the impact of these events and assure that communities can continue to…
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