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Report Identifies Ways Communities Can More Effectively Measure Progress Toward Resilience

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends steps U.S. communities can take to better measure their progress in building resilience to disasters, including measuring resilience around multiple dimensions of a community, and incentivizing the measurement of resilience.

Simpson Strong-Tie Launches High-Wind Construction Resource Center

Simpson Strong-Tie launched the High-Performance Solutions for High-Wind Forces online resource center to provide contractors, inspectors, specifiers and homeowners with customized resources for safeguarding the structural integrity of homes and buildings during hurricanes, tornadoes, and other high-wind events.

Build Change and World Bank announce Global Program for Resilient Housing

Build Change and the World Bank are launching a new initiative — the Global Program for Resilient Housing — aimed at formalizing global development approaches to providing safe, sustainable housing in regions prone to climate stress and natural disasters.

Week 3 of Building Safety Month focuses on Protecting Communities from Disasters

Week 3 (May 13-19) of the international campaign, Building Safety Month, presented by the International Code Council, focuses on “Protecting Communities from Disasters.”

Specialists to help develop community-wide resilience benchmarks

A renowned group of subject matter experts have been selected to assist the International Code Council and the Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR) in development of the U.S.’s first whole-community resilience benchmarks related to buildings.

IBHS finds little progress in strengthening building codes

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) released the new edition of its report on the residential building code systems in 18 hurricane-prone states. The 2018 edition of Rating the States follows a disastrous year of storms in 2017 and is well timed to inform discussion and action to improve building strength as communities repair or replace homes damaged by hurricanes last year.

2018 Insurance market outlook

For many companies, insurance is one of the largest costs. When you add up premiums for Property, General Liability, Auto, Workers’ Compensation, Employee Benefits,...

NHERI develops roadmap for natural hazards engineering research

Natural hazard engineers now have a roadmap for research. Development of this five-year plan was spearheaded by the NSF-funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI), a distributed, multi-user, nation-wide organization that provides the community with state-of-the-art research infrastructure.

Business and licensing compliance essentials for engineering firms offering post-hurricane recovery services

This year’s hurricanes have devastated numerous areas throughout the United States and engineers will be needed to assess the damage, clean up and rebuild for years to come. However, these emergency conditions do not free engineers and engineering firms from having to meet local licensing and business authorization requirements.
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