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Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act introduced

August 26, 2020

From NCMA eNewsAugust 20 ,2020 Earlier this month, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Tom Reed (R-NY-23), Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) introduced the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act (DCRA). This legislation, which is supported by several industry groups including NCMA, will create a $3,000 tax credit for homes and a $25,000…
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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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Fact sheet: Resilient Buildings

June 8, 2020

From NCMA eNewsJune 4, 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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Concrete block room saves Mississippi family of 4 from twister

April 27, 2020

From NCMA eNewsApril 16, 2020 With a tornado bearing down on their rural home, Andrew Phillips told his wife to grab their two children and get into the safest place they had: A small room built from concrete blocks. It was a decision that likely saved four lives. While the rest of their home was…
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