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Some States Vulnerable To Hurricanes Due To Inconsistent Building Codes

Florida takes the top spot for strongest building code, followed by Virginia, in the 2021 Rating the States ranking of hurricane readiness.
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Three BILCO Roof Hatch Models Approved For Hurricanes, Wind

These models join the company's line of specialty access products previously approved to withstand severe weather conditions.
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Preparing Buildings For Hurricanes, And Other Extreme Weather

June 1 marks the beginning of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and the NOAA Climate Prediction Center says above-normal hurricane activity is expected.

Elevator Safety During Hurricanes, And Everyday

Before and after the hurricane tips from KONE, along with an article on regular maintenance for elevator and escalator safety

Storm Shelters, Safe Rooms Save Lives When Tornados, Hurricanes Strike

Building Safety Month—the International Code Council’s educational public safety campaign—focuses on saving lives during high-wind events.

Can U.S. Health System Handle Bioterrorism, Flu Pandemics, Hurricanes?

Public health resources are insufficient to keep pace with changing demands of the public health system, especially given new concerns about bioterrorism, pandemic disease,...

Hurricanes and Roofing: D.C. Taylor Co. Offers Advice In Free Online Seminar

On June 21 at 10:00amEST, Greg Thirnbeck and Todd Kaska, vice presidents at D.C. Taylor Co., will present along with Jack H. Struyk, president...

Code Council Foundation donates I-Codes to Louisiana communities ravaged by hurricanes

A donation of code books by the International Code Council Foundation (ICCF) will help local Louisiana governments' efforts to carry out requirements ...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Single-Ply Lessons Learned from 2004 Florida Hurricanes

The 2004 Florida hurricanes presented a set of unique wind-event opportunities allowing teams of Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI) investigators to fan...
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OSHA Offers Tornado Preparedness, Response Guidance

In the wake of a deadly tornado outbreak across eight states, OSHA's Tornado Response and Recovery webpage offers tips to keep workers safe.
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Delivering Disaster-Resilient Buildings

Building commissioning helps secure standards that help protect facilities physically and financially.
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Take Action Against Natural Disasters During National Preparedness Month

The EPA is encouraging individuals, businesses, and communities to follow health and safety tips to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters.
Resilience

Resilience And The Built Environment

Much of the discussion in the construction community about how to withstand one-time devastating events as well as repeated lesser events that take a toll on the built environment have been centered around the concept of resilience.
Hurricane Season

Conditions Still Point To Above-Average Hurricane Season

With up to 10 hurricanes predicted before the end of November, the Atlantic hurricane season shows no signs of slowing, according to NOAA mid-season update.
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Tornado Preparedness Tips

With shifts in extreme weather around the world, take a fresh look at your emergency preparedness plans for this threat.
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Natural Hazards And Buildings

Whether hurricanes, wildfires, or earthquakes, threats from nature call for renewed look at emergency preparedness plans.
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Protect Facilities Against Pests During Hurricane Season

Here are tips to prevent pest infestations when facilities are impacted by water and wind brought about by a hurricane.
Hurricane Preparedness

Are You Ready? National Hurricane Preparedness Week

With the Pacific hurricane season starting May 15 and the Atlantic season on June 1, this week the EPA is helping the public prepare and plan for hurricanes.
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Earthquake Risk Map Released From Insurer FM Global

This online resource employs data and seismic hazard models resulting from FM Global's partnership with the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation.

Six Critical Maintenance Actions To Prepare For Natural Hazards

These maintenance measures can improve the safety and resiliency of your facility during a natural hazard.

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