Tag Archives: resilient construction

Much of our construction remains vulnerable to natural disasters

October 9, 2017

From TMS News Brief September 30, 2017 From the Editor The recent hurricanes and earthquakes experienced in the United States and Mexico are a reminder that much of our construction remains vulnerable to natural disasters. However, it is encouraging to see the efforts to design new construction and renovate existing construction to better withstand these…
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Find out why building a resilient structure pays off

December 13, 2016

From NCMA's eNews December 8, 2016 The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s “Build with Strength” campaign released a video highlighting the necessity for resilient construction. The video emphasizes the MIT study entitled “A Break-Even Hazard Mitigation Metric,” which confirms the importance of using resilient construction techniques in regions prone to extreme weather events such as Hurricane…
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Building with strength would bring significant cost-savings

November 22, 2016

From NCMA's eNews November 17, 2016 A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study titled “A Break-Even Hazard Mitigation Metric” confirms the importance of utilizing resilient construction materials, like that of concrete, in regions susceptible to extreme weather events. The Build with Strength coalition is using this study to strongly urge designers, developers, and architects in…
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Congressional briefing focuses on resilient construction

February 15, 2016

From NCMA eNews - February 11, 2016 NCMA, Portland Cement Association, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association cohosted a congressional briefing, "Mitigating the Rising Costs of Natural Disasters" on February 9, with Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Roy Blunt (R-MO). Industry representatives, including reps from Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), National…
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