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FHWA announces $1 billion in emergency relief for road and bridge repairs

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and Federal Land Management Agencies repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events.

NIBS report shows how society benefits when buildings can withstand natural disasters

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) issued Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report, more than a decade after releasing its original report on the same topic and only days after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared 2017 the costliest year on record for weather and climate disasters.

Lessons from a record storm season

As a record-setting hurricane season retreats from memory, the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association recommended that coastal communities hold on to the following lessons as they prepare for future years.

Study: Warming oceans could lead to 70 percent increase in hurricane-related financial loss by...

If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a study just published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.

KAI Texas designs mixed-income developments to reflect architectural history, withstand hurricanes

KAI Texas celebrated completion of The Cedars at Carver Park and The Villas on the Strand public housing communities in Galveston, Texas.

UN Disaster Resilience Scorecard, developed by AECOM and IBM, helps cities prepare for disaster

An updated Disaster Resilience Scorecard helps cities and local government agencies improve their preparedness and reduce risks from disasters.

WVU professor’s patented system could make cities more resilient after natural disasters

West Virginia University professor Hota GangaRao and Praveen Majjigapu, a Ph.D. student in civil engineering, have developed a system that will increase the strength and endurance of structures in earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and other large blasts.

MIT study: In wake of Hurricane Matthew, resilient construction would bring Southeast Atlantic residents...

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew’s deadly and costly onslaught along the Atlantic coast last month, Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, is calling attention to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study entitled “A Break-Even Hazard Mitigation Metric,” and urging its use as a tool that can assist designers, developers and architects in the southeast coastal states looking to build and re-build with resiliency in mind.
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