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Building resiliency into construction businesses with cloud-based technology

By Dustin DeVan Hurricane Sandy caused approximately $70 billion in damage along the East Coast of the United States, with a substantial cost of...

Erie Canal’s $300 Million Reimagining Unveiled by New York State

Building on the innovative work of the Reimagine the Canals Task Force, a wide-ranging initiative will transform the iconic Erie Canal with future-oriented uses...

Resiliency with Cold-Formed Steel

When Looking to Build a Structure that will Bounce Back from Catastrophe, CFS is the Answer By Greg Ralph Resiliency has become an oft-used buzzword in...

Create + Construct Symposium Explores Resiliency and Building Performance in New York City October...

New York, NY; September 19, 2019 – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) will convene a diverse group of architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) experts with...

Interdisciplinary team seeks community-based solutions to flooding

Lisa Iulo, associate professor of architecture and director of the Hamer Center for Community Design in the Stuckeman School at Penn State, is the lead researcher on an interdisciplinary team that has received funding from Penn State to develop community-based solutions to river flooding in Pennsylvania under the University’s strategic plan seed grant program.

Research: ‘Clustering’ Land Buyouts Can Improve Flood Resiliency

A study that analyzes flood loss claims and estimates from over 74,000 properties impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston’s Harris County finds that a strategic land buyout approach that prioritizes the purchase of land parcels in “clusters,” as well as proximity to existing open space, is just as cost-effective as the traditional, piecemeal approach.

Bureau of Reclamation makes funding available for projects that build long-term resilience to drought

The Bureau of Reclamation has made a funding opportunity available as part of its WaterSMART Drought Response Program for projects that build long-term resilience to drought and reduce the need for emergency response actions.
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New 3D-printed cement paste gets stronger when it cracks

Purdue University researchers have 3D-printed cement paste that gets tougher under pressure like the shells of arthropods such as lobsters and beetles. The technique could eventually contribute to more resilient structures during natural disasters.

New ASCE publication addresses tunnels in the urban infrastructure system

The American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) new book, Resilience Engineering for Urban Tunnels, provides a basis for development of a dynamic risk control and resilient design approach to urban tunnels.
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