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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5 Essential Factors for Creating a Framework for Municipal Resiliency
There are so many factors affecting how cities function that methods of development, emergency preparedness, and maintaining status quo are no longer acceptable options for keeping cities functioning. At the Green Building Festival in Toronto in September, Antonio Gomez-Palacio spoke about developing a framework for city resiliency.  I spoke with him after the conference to find out more....
Nov 17, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Housing Solutions for Rising Sea Levels
Climate change requires developers to get creative to protect buildings from flooding. By 2050, the Union of Concerned Scientists expects sea levels to rise 6 to 16 inches above current averages. Many are already preparing for the rise. Following are four ways...
Oct 12, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Vertical Farming Offers Solutions to Food Scarcity in Singapore
Back in May I was invited to Singapore to tour schools, IT hubs, hospitals and startups. The size of the country, as well as their government structure, allows them move towards their objectives more quickly than other countries. What I witnessed during my visit was a nation determined to be seen as a leader in the technology sector and to be recognized as a nucleus for some of the top...
Sep 8, 2016 9:00 AM ET
Protect Your Home During a Wildfire
THE WILDFIRES THAT destroyed more than 2,400 buildings around Fort McMurray, Canada, continued to burn into June, prompting global help to fight...
Aug 17, 2016 10:10 AM ET
Why Tougher Homes Won't Be Built
Bloomberg writer Christopher Flavelle, in his behind-the-scenes look at the machinations of updating America’s building codes, found out why only 6 percent of the proposals to strengthen building codes made it through the April committee ICC code hearings intact: The NAHB “enjoys far more influence” on the committees that recommend changes to the 2015 ICC codes. While the ICC members all get a...
Jul 28, 2016 10:30 AM ET