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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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The May Issue of STRUCTURE is Online Now

May 8, 2019

From the May Issue: Editorial – What's the Plan? Reinforced Masonry Construction – Reinforced masonry is used throughout the United States as a cost-effective and desirable building form for commercial, residential, institutional, and industrial construction. Resiliency of Reinforced Structural Clay Unit Masonry Construction – It is common to overlook Structural Clay Units (SCU) as a…
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Building Codes: The Foundation for a Resilient Nation

March 20, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsMarch 15, 2019 The devastation brought by natural disasters is all too prominent in today’s media. Deaths, injuries and property loss demonstrate the fragility of communities in the face of these events. Increased community resilience provides a mechanism to lessen the impact of these events and assure that communities can continue to…
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