Tag: Federal Emergency Management Agency

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.

Miyamoto’s Lang appointed to FEMA National Advisory Council

Miyamoto International Research Analyst Dr. Anna Lang was appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) National Advisory Council (NAC). The 35-member council provides advice to FEMA through recommendations on all aspects of emergency management.

Federal Focus on Resilience

Public- and private-sector efforts seek to increase community resilience through building codes and standards.
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