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Community Resilience is Now at the Center of Modern Model Building Code Development
By Sara Barrett, Building Seismic Safety Council The Building Seismic Safety Council’s Functional Recovery Planning Committee has published a report detailing the recommended scope, organization, and deliverables for developing functional recovery code provisions within the 2026 National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Recommended… more
By Christine Cube In September, NIBS and Fannie Mae unveiled the Resilience Incentivization Roadmap 2.0 – a continuation of a 2020 study that called for public and private incentives that allow owners of buildings and other infrastructure to facilitate the upgrade of existing infrastructure and better design of new infrastructure. Led by the… more
NIBS October Events Heat Up
It’s a busy October! NIBS is hosting three webinars this month, starting tomorrow at noon EST with The Intersect of Resilience, Low-Embodied Carbon and LCCA in Materials Selection. In this webinar, experts will discuss the intersection of climate resilience, low-embodied carbon materials objectives, and life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA). The panel… more
NIBS and Fannie Mae Release Mitigation Investment Roadmap
With the support of Fannie Mae, the National Institute of Building Sciences has developed a roadmap on mitigation investment to help Americans and the nation’s built environment prepare for and respond to the devastating effects of extreme weather. Project Background In 2020, the NIBS Committee on Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate (CFIRE)… more
Japan’s 1923 Earthquake
On September 1, 1923, Japan was ravaged by the Great Kanto Earthquake. Within minutes after the magnitude 7.9 subduction zone earthquake, a 33-foot tsunami flooded the nearest coastal areas. A large landslide crushed the entire village of Nebukawa. Fires seemingly ignited everywhere; some grew into huge firestorms. While fire fighting was… more