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Integrated Resilient Design Program
The National Institute of Building Sciences has a number of resources available to help communities improve the resilience of their buildings against potential natural and man-caused disasters.
The following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.
Councils and Programs
Below is a list of councils, committees and programs that have documents specifically related to disaster risk.
The Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) develops earthquake risk mitigation and regulatory provisions for the nation's buildings. BSSC works with federal agencies and private industry to improve seismic safety.
The Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC) works to reduce the total losses associated with buildings and other structures as a result of natural disasters and other hazards.
Multihazard Risk Assessment / HAZUS®-MH
The Institute completed the first nationally-applicable risk assessment methodology in the 1990's and now is responsible for independent verification of the software program used by emergency managers to estimate damage and loss from potential disasters.
A free online resource for the building industry, the WBDG is the gateway to up-to-date information on integrated 'whole building' design techniques and technologies.
* These links will direct you to the FEMA website. The Institute is not responsible for its content.