Tag: Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA calls for requiring up-to-date building codes in federal and state grants and programs

Washington, D.C. – The Mitigation Framework Leadership Group (MitFLG), chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), released the National Mitigation Investment Strategy (NMIS), a unified...

Stantec to Assist with Puerto Rico Infrastructure Damage Assessments

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Global design and engineering firm Stantec has been awarded a $3 million assignment to lead engineering services for infrastructure damage assessments...

The International Code Council releases comprehensive Natural Disaster Preparedness Guide

Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council released a Natural Disaster Preparedness Guide to help communities plan ahead for hurricane season, which begins on June 1. With...

Creating more resilient floodplains

One Texas county in the heart of ‘flash flood alley’ addressed water infrastructure vulnerabilities by taking a proactive approach to flood control planning. By Bobby...

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.

USACE awards additional $140.5 million for power grid restoration in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will provide additional resources to further support emergency power restoration by increasing the value of an existing contract.

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...

Reducing coastal storm risks

On Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made history as the largest Atlantic hurricane on record when it made landfall near Brigantine, N.J. With wind...

Arcadis to lead 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 Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project in the borough of Manhattan.
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