H. Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., S.E. The Caribbean sun is beating down. Sweat is falling from my forehead. As I walk through the Ponce heritage...
As 2019 comes to a close it marks the end of a decade, as well as the end to this year’s devastating hurricane season....
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.
Simpson Strong-Tie launched the High-Performance Solutions for High-Wind Forces online resource center to provide contractors, inspectors, specifiers and homeowners with customized resources for safeguarding the structural integrity of homes and buildings during hurricanes, tornadoes, and other high-wind events.
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.
Week 3 (May 13-19) of the international campaign, Building Safety Month, presented by the International Code Council, focuses on “Protecting Communities from Disasters.”
A renowned group of subject matter experts have been selected to assist the International Code Council and the Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR) in development of the U.S.’s first whole-community resilience benchmarks related to buildings.
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) released the new edition of its report on the residential building code systems in 18 hurricane-prone states. The 2018 edition of Rating the States follows a disastrous year of storms in 2017 and is well timed to inform discussion and action to improve building strength as communities repair or replace homes damaged by hurricanes last year.
Natural hazard engineers now have a roadmap for research. Development of this five-year plan was spearheaded by the NSF-funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI), a distributed, multi-user, nation-wide organization that provides the community with state-of-the-art research infrastructure.
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