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Fact sheet: Resilient Buildings

June 8, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJune 4, 2020 As hurricane seasons become more intense, the need for hazard resilient construction has grown. America, however, has not met that need—in part, because the financial benefits of resilience have not been widely communicated. The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) research investigates these substantial benefits with the goal of conveying them…
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Resilient design case study

March 16, 2020

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsVol 12 No 5March 15, 2020 ASHRAE’s Winter 2020 edition of High Performing Buildings Magazine includes a feature on resilient design. The Florida community of Alys Beach has adopted resilient design standards for its infrastructure, buildings and ancillary structures. Features include flooding prevention and cool roofs and walls, and structures that can…
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NCMA supports the Shelter Act

January 31, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJanuary 30, 2020 The National Concrete Masonry Association has joined other members of the North American Concrete Alliance and BuildStrong Coalition in support of the Shelter Act. Senate Bill S1958 and House Bill HR3462 were introduced earlier this summer by Senator Michael Bennett (D-CO) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and U.S. Representatives Gus…
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Study: The most destructive hurricanes are hitting US more often

November 15, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsNovember 15, 2019 Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study. Experts generally measure a hurricane's destruction by adding up how much damage it did to people and cities. That can overlook storms that are powerful, but that…
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New Florida homes use block to increase hurricane resistance

June 18, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJune 13, 2019 Delray Beach, Florida-based Akel Homes have built new living structures that are designed to surpass Florida Building Code requirements, with a particular focus on hurricane resistance. To this end, in lieu of wood-frame construction, the homes will be constructed from complete concrete block on both the first and second floor,…
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