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Super tensile building block could be terror’s kryptonite

November 26, 2018

NCMA eNews November 21, 2018 Tarmac, a producer based in the United Kingdom, says they've developed a building block that uses a super tensile constitution -- almost elastic -- to make it virtually indestructible when faced with violent techniques weaponized during a terror attack, namely bullets and explosives. It's called the BBX construction system, &…
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New building materials causing increase in firefighter deaths nationwide

November 26, 2018

NCMA eNews November 21, 2018 A new construction trend of using cheaper materials to build homes faster is putting lives in peril, and even killing some of our country's bravest. According to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's fire chief, it could cost his firefighters their lives. "Locally there was an elderly lady that was killed in a house…
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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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