Tag Archives: disaster resiliency

NIST names steps for post-disaster resiliency measures

August 31, 2018

NCMA eNews 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…
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SMART|dynamics of masonry v4.1 is now available!

July 12, 2018

RESILIENT|HIGH PERFORMANCE As we continue to see more frequent and more powerful natural and man-made disasters, the built environment must consider whether enough is being done to protect the health, safety and welfare of occupants, but also the durability of the structures themselves. In addition to lives saved, buildings designed to to be sustainable and…
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New ASTM standard supports community resilience

May 1, 2018

From NCMA's eNews April 26, 2018 A new ASTM International standard will support cost-effective ways for communities to respond, withstand, and recover from a wide range of potential catastrophes, such as natural hazards, utility outages, and human-caused disruptions. The new standard on “developing cost-effective community resilience strategies” (soon to be published as E3130) was developed by…
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Disaster Recovery Reform Act introduced

December 1, 2017

From NCMA's eNews November 30, 2017 This week, the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (H.R. 4460) was introduced in the House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation seeks to help American communities rebuild and recover while providing them with the resources they need to prevent future destruction. The bill's introduction by Emergency Management Subcommittee Chairman Lou Barletta (R-PA)…
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