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MMC Masonry Contractor Technical Programs Scheduled.

September 4, 2019

The Michigan Masonry Coalition is presenting a series of Masonry Contractor Technical Programs.  These programs are for you and your staff, to gain a deeper understanding of ASTM Standards and TMS requirements.  Below you will find the first in our series.  The entire series topics, descriptions, and registration links are here. Workshops will be held…
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FEMA calls for updating building codes

August 26, 2019

From NCMA eNewsAugust 22, 2019 Recently, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released their National Mitigation Investment Strategy (NMIS), a unified national strategy on mitigation investments to reduce risk of natural hazards and increase resiliency for disasters. A section of the NMIS encourages communities to adopt and enforce up-to-date building codes. Recent research has shown…
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NIST grants to fund resilience research

August 20, 2019

From NCMA eNewsAugust 15, 2019 The Department of Commerce, through NIST, has announced grants for research into how earthquakes, wind and fire affect the built environment, targeting results that inform building designs, codes and standards. One of 12 projects addresses combustible-material performance in the face of hazard exposure; three others focus on concrete or masonry…
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The power of building and energy codes

August 19, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsAugust 15, 2019 According to insurance broker Aon’s annual report, “Weather, Climate & Catastrophe Insight,” the total global economic cost of weather disasters reached $215 billion in 2018. What can be done to protect human life and property in the face of these catastrophes? One key element in strengthening our communities is…
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Commentary: Stronger buildings needed as disasters get worse

May 17, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsMay 15, 2019 Any infrastructure bill that emerges in Congress should include requirements for new and renovated structures to comply with modern building codes, write International Code Council board President William Bryant and former Federal Emergency Management Agency Directors R. David Paulison and James Lee Witt. Adherence to modern codes helped mitigate…
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