Tag Archives: hurricane

Renovating Concrete Block Homes for Hurricane Victims

March 8, 2019

TMS Sustainability E-NewsFebruary 28, 2019 "It's built like a tank," says Rev. Debra Andrew Maconaughey, rector at St. Columbia Episcopal Church in Marathon, Florida, explaining why she urged a relief agency to help on a down payment to purchase a concrete block apartment complex originally built in the 1960s. She and the church are renovating…
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After Hurricane Michael, is it time to rewrite Florida’s building code?

November 9, 2018

NCMA eNews November 8, 2018 The devastation wrought by Hurricane Michael may have exposed a weak spot in Florida’s lauded statewide building code, among the strongest anywhere when it comes to windstorms: Across much of the Panhandle, the rules may not be tough enough.That’s because the code’s requirements for wind resistance vary widely by location.…
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Michael Reveals Need for Tougher Fla. Panhandle Building Code

October 30, 2018

TMS Sustainability eNews October 30, 2018 Florida's building codes were improved after Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida in 1992, but the rules are not as strict on the Florida Panhandle, which is now reeling from Hurricane Michael. When the area's new regulations were implemented in 2002, the American Society of Civil Engineers' warned that the…
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