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There Will Be More Idas

The deadly devastation that Hurricane Ida left from the Gulf Coast to the mid-Atlantic coast is likely a preview of what’s to come, as climate change and rising sea levels converge to produce stronger and more frequent natural disasters.


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Resilient Construction

More Than 31 Million Homes are at Risk This Hurricane Season

This year’s hurricane season will not hit 2020 levels, but several large hurricanes will put more than 31 million U.S. homes at risk, according to…

Resilient Construction

Wildfires are Only Worsening—It May Be Time for New Construction Methods

As bushes and trees nearby turned to ash, one California resident’s home remained untouched by the Valley Fire of 2015. How? Its composition of…

Resilient Construction

Natural Disasters Push Builders to Consider Resiliently Designed, Off-the-Grid Homes

Extreme weather resulting from climate change are now regular, year-round events, pushing some builders to reconsider how they design and…

NAHB

FEMA Moves to Improve Flood Insurance Program

NAHB Policy Brief | The next phase of the National Flood Insurance Program is supposed to better reflect the actual risks to properties; builder confidence increased during April

 

Resilient Construction

Storms Leave Waterfront Homes With Wreckage and Owners With High Costs

After Hurricane Sally damaged the roof of one Florida couple’s waterfront home, insurance payouts only covered two-thirds of actual damages. The…

Resilient Construction

Should the Government Buy At-Risk Coastal Homes?

Buying a home on the coast could mean spending millions for a picturesque ocean view, sandy beaches outside your door—and the serious risk of…

Resilient Construction

Are Wildfires a Natural Problem or a Home Builder Problem?

Prospective homebuyers rarely question whether a natural disaster will hit their homes, yet last year became the worst fire season in U.S. history…

Resilient Construction

Roughly 35 Million Homes Are at ‘High Risk’ From a Natural Disaster

A new study by CoreLogic found nearly one-third of the nation’s housing to be at risk of a natural disaster. By analyzing the severity and…

Financing

Disaster Recovery Through Job Order Contracting

When disaster strikes your community, job order contracting is a reliable, efficient way to fund rebuilding efforts

Codes + Standards

Austin Implements Stricter Codes for Wildfire Protection

Austin, Texas, became the first major city in the state to enact a stricter code for wildfire protection. While the city was prepared to respond…

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