Resilient Housing

Resilient Housing

In the face of nature’s powerful forces, creating tough housing that can handle nature’s extremes is a must whether for earthquakes, heavy storms, flooding or fires.

Flexible stem walls and other details can give a structure a fighting chance when “the big one” hits. Videos, articles and documents will show you where to focus your energy.

From tie-down clips to shutters and shatter-resistant garage doors, we’ll look at practices and tools that make a home much more resistant to heavy storms.

The use of proper details, products and careful siting can greatly reduce the damages caused by flooding.

Where wildfires are concerned, taking proper precautions is crucial both for your family and your home.

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A New Front Opens in the Code Battles
Another battlefront is taking shape on the already crowded fields of conflict that define the relationship between the regulatory sector and the homebuilding industry.  This is in no way intended to suggest that the ongoing battles around energy codes, proposed fire sprinkler mandates, storm water management, wetlands designations, silica rules, endangered species, updated overtime...
Jun 24, 2016 7:00 AM ET
Proposed Emergency Funding Increase in Preparation for Fire Season
Proliferating drought and climate change have parched large portions of the continent, dramatically increasing the risk of wildfire.  The 2016 fire season is expected to be even worse than 2015, during which nearly 7 million acres burned in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.   In an unusually bipartisan move, a group of U.S. senators from both sides of the...
Jun 17, 2016 7:00 AM ET
What Makes a Home Resilient
As resilient housing continues to be a hot topic, many homeowners ask what they can do to improve their home.  In this infograph we cover some of the areas that can be looked at to improve your home's durability. Whether it's the structural elements, renewable energy, stormwater planning or the right roofing materials, you can use this as a starting point for creating a more resilient...
Jun 8, 2016 9:00 AM ET
White House Wants “Resiliency” Baked into Building Codes
Today, a host of major building industry players attended a conference at the White House to talk about safe design and construction of homes, schools, and workplaces. Building codes and standards were the star of the show. “The impacts of climate change–including hotter temperatures, more extreme weather, sea level rise, and more severe drought–pose significant challenges for...
May 18, 2016 9:30 AM ET
Resilient Housing A Focus During Building Safety Month
The first week of May focused on "Building Solutions for All Ages" and week two on "The Science Behind the Codes." The week of May 16-22 looks at preparing for natural disasters with "Learn from the Past, Build for Tomorrow." Education is paramount in preparedness and it's important to have a plan in place for you, your family and your community...
May 17, 2016 8:00 AM ET