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.
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.
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association addresses rain intensity and design area of a roof with this new tool.
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The blueprint cites the example of 500 commercial clients of the insurer FM Global, which experienced about 85% less damage from Hurricane Katrina as similarly situated properties. The reduced losses were directly the result of building retrofits and other hurricane loss prevention and preparedness measures taken by the insurer’s 500 policyholders.