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Take part in keeping communities safe with Building Safety Month

Join a wide variety of public and private organizations this May to create safer communities worldwide Washington, D.C. – This May, the International Code Council will...

Stream cleaning

Drone survey technology helps map northern New Jersey river obstructions and lower flood insurance premiums. Surveyors are harnessing the power of drone technology by focusing...

Creating more resilient floodplains

The Bexar County (Texas) Flood Control Program, managed by AECOM, was a 10-year, $500 million capital improvement program that included 83 projects to safeguard...

Ready for storms

Pennoni develops plan to upgrade and floodproof stormwater pumps to alleviate city’s flood risk. By Kenneth Shine, Assoc. DBIA, CFM Burlington City, N.J., is a proactive...

Record Rainfall

Figure 1: Section of a map showing rainfall totals in southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana from Aug. 25 through Sept. 1, 2017, resulting from...

Jacobs wins FEMA Puerto Rico response contract

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., in a joint venture with CDM Smith, has been awarded a $65 million one-year contract with a $35 million six-month option to provide the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) public assistance recovery operations, construction and project management, and technical support services for Puerto Rico in response to Hurricane Maria.

Natural hazard mitigation saves

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) issued Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report, more than a decade after releasing its original report...

Disaster preparation and recovery

How municipalities prepare for natural disasters has become much more than distributing sandbags, providing emergency shelter, and assembling personnel and services to assist those...

Arcadis leads design to strengthen Manhattan’s coastline

Arcadis was selected as engineer of record for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood protection multiphase design of New York City’s East Side...
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