Resilient Construction

3 Ways to Use Building Codes to Slow Climate Change 

Architects, builders, manufacturers, and inspectors have a role to play in improving energy efficiency and resiliency through building codes

Resilient Construction

Rebuilding After Disaster: A Painstaking Process

Homeowners don’t want to leave where they live, despite future risk of another natural disaster. That translates to a willingness to rebuild, but the process is far from easy

Resilient Construction

House Lift: Elevating Foundations as a Response to Flooding

One response to chronic flooding is to mandate that building foundations be elevated. Homeowners and builders weigh the costs 

Resilient Construction

Roadblocks to Resilient Construction After a Natural Disaster

Rebuilding after a natural disaster, ultimately, is a function of insurance and the cost of materials and labor, all of which are getting harder and pricier to obtain in disaster-prone market

Resilient Construction

The Need for Resilient Construction Is Real. How Are Home Builders Responding?

Increasingly frequent and intense natural disasters are driving resilient construction in more U.S. markets, but most builders aren’t going beyond what’s mandated by code 

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