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Call for research proposals in support of improved disaster resilience

July 16, 2020

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsJuly 15, 2020 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are now calling for research proposals in support of improved disaster resilience. NIST and NSF plan to award a total of $3.1 million for scientific and engineering research into…
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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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Infrastructure Solutions: Schools Offer Resiliency

February 24, 2020

From Civil EngineeringSeptember 2019 Public K-12 school infrastructure in the United States received a D+ on ASCE's 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. This poor performance is a significant issue for communities on a daily basis, but it particularly affects periods of special need, such as when natural disasters strike. School buildings are often used as emergency…
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FEMA calls for updating building codes

August 26, 2019

From NCMA eNewsAugust 22, 2019 Recently, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released their National Mitigation Investment Strategy (NMIS), a unified national strategy on mitigation investments to reduce risk of natural hazards and increase resiliency for disasters. A section of the NMIS encourages communities to adopt and enforce up-to-date building codes. Recent research has shown…
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New report on resilient construction released

May 17, 2019

From NCMA eNewsMay 16, 2019 A new report from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) presents historical data, evidence from external sources, and structural material comparisons supporting the premise: resilient construction types such as concrete masonry, cast-in-place or precast concrete lead to longer lasting buildings owing to their ability to stand up to normal wear and…
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