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ICC 500 on Storm Shelters public review period open

July 16, 2020

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsJuly 15, 2020 The second draft of ICC 500, Standard for Design and Construction of Storm Shelters, is now available for public review and comment. The development process through the International Code Council is open to everyone, and the public is welcomed to review and provide comments on the draft standard. Public…
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Fact sheet: Resilient Buildings

July 16, 2020

TMS Sustainability E-NewsJuly 15, 2020 As hurricane seasons become more intense, the need for hazard resilient construction has grown. America, however, has not met that need—in part, because the financial benefits of resilience have not been widely communicated. The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) research investigates these substantial benefits with the goal of conveying them…
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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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Restoring History: Durant-Dort Factory One

July 1, 2020

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsJune 30, 2020 MASONRY MAGAZINEAn important historical landmark and a major site of the automotive industry’s birth in Flint was painstakingly restored and repurposed as an archive and research space dedicated to the history of General Motors as well as a meeting and events center for the benefit of another century of…
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TMS offers recorded webinars

April 2, 2020

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsVol 12 No 6March 31, 2020 Did you know that The Masonry Society has over 20 recorded webinars available on their website on demand? Topics cover everything from strength design to special inspection and more. Keep engaged and check out them out now!
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