August 30, 2018
In a report to Congress, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has outlined the steps necessary to increase building functionality after natural disasters so that post-event impact to communities — both residential and commercial — will not be as severe. The report outlines some of the obstacles to buildings more functionally resilient after a natural disaster. Efforts to increase resiliency have been shown to provide savings on disaster mitigation. Read more.