Tag: Federal Emergency Management Agency

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.

CODE SIMPLE: ASCE 7-05 Table 12.2-1 Bearing Wall System vs. Building Frame System

The 2005 edition of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7-05) Section 11.2 defines "bearing wall system" and "building frame system" .

Communicating the damage: Post-disaster building placards and marks

In many communities, officials placard and mark structures after inspections. But, what are those colored placards and spray painted X's that adorn buildings after a disaster? Our authors describe the use of these markings.

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