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Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar Series Provides Solutions and Resources for Retrofitting Concrete and Masonry Buildings

Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, a leader in engineered structural product lines and innovative testing, announced the launch of the Strong Retrofit webinar series designed...

Foundations for Extremes Part II – WEBINAR

Part I Aired: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2PM CDT Part II: Thursday, August 26, 2021 2PM CDT Watch Part 1 Join CHANCE® for a two-part webinar to learn...

Boots on the Ground, Wings in the Sky

By Luke Carothers In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the United States.  Although landfall in Florida caused damage, the bulk of the...

New ASCE Manual of Practice 144 Provides a Framework to Plan and Design for...

Reston, Va. – Natural disasters such as earthquakes, droughts, floods, and storms, affect a large portion of the world’s population. Infrastructure resilience and sustainability...

Report Identifies Ways Communities Can More Effectively Measure Progress Toward Resilience

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends steps U.S. communities can take to better measure their progress in building resilience to disasters, including measuring resilience around multiple dimensions of a community, and incentivizing the measurement of resilience.

Researchers propose new method to better assess building safety after an earthquake

Researchers at the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne’s (EPFL’s) Laboratory of Computer Science and Mechanics applied to Construction are proposing a new methodology that can bring more precision to structural evaluation of buildings following an earthquake.

Build Change team cited for use of AI to identify structures vulnerable to earthquakes

A team of developers and coders from Build Change in Nepal are among the top three finalists in the global Call for Code Developer Challenge, a worldwide competition sponsored by IBM that seeks to identify and promote creative digital approaches to disaster relief and preparedness.

East versus West Coast earthquakes

Damage at the Sherman Building in Washington, D.C., caused by the magnitude 5.8 earthquake in August 2011 in Mineral, Va. Photo: EHT Traceries Fewer quakes...

Build Change and World Bank announce Global Program for Resilient Housing

Build Change and the World Bank are launching a new initiative — the Global Program for Resilient Housing — aimed at formalizing global development approaches to providing safe, sustainable housing in regions prone to climate stress and natural disasters.

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