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California towns rebuild after wildfires with resilience in mind

August 26, 2020

From NCMA eNewsAugust 20, 2020 Given that new wildfires are happening in the West, we are looking back at this story from last year. The story highlights efforts to rebuild following wildfires using more resilient construction. These efforts include building hardening structures to meet California’s wildfire-urban interface building code, which requires fire-resistant materials and reduced…
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Rebuild stronger or risk losing disaster aid, FEMA orders

January 31, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJanuary 30, 2020 Communities that use federal disaster aid to rebuild public facilities now must follow new construction codes to make them more resilient to future calamity. The new policy, published January 16 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, represents a major shift in recovery funding. It forces states and municipalities that rebuild…
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Beyond green building to resilience and adaptation—GreenerBuilder 2019

January 17, 2020

TMS Sustainability E-NewsVolume 12 Number 1January 1, 2020 This year’s (regional) GreenerBuilder conference raised a number of important issues for the future of sustainability approaches to green building. Although the conference was primarily focused on the impacts of climate change on our buildings and human health, one session in particular, “Creating Resilient Design and Operations…
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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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Study finds overconfidence regarding building codes in disaster-exposed communities

June 28, 2019

NCMA eNewsJune 27, 2019 The nonprofit organization Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) highlighted a new initiative recently based around research and consumer surveys they conducted that revealed that many Americans are highly confident that building codes are already "in place" even though most communities at-risk for disaster are without necessary structural codes and standards…
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