Replacement Contractor: Farmers Insurance Opens a ‘Roof Farm’

Farmers Insurance Opens a ‘Roof Farm’ Replacement Contractor Read full article. Farmers says the information it gathers ultimately will help homeowners save money on repairs and replacements. The work is being carried out In collaboration with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a non-profit industry research group. What Farmers calls the “roof… Read More

Smart Cities Dive: Making a resiliency plan

Lessons from the experts: Making a resiliency plan Smart Cities Dive Cody Boteler Read full article. At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, three experts — the mayor of Pittsburgh, a sustainability manager from Flagstaff, AZ and a program manager from the National League of Cities — weighed in on developing and implementing a resiliency… Read More

Post and Courier Newspaper: Hurricane Resistant Roofs Save on Insurance

Hurricane Resistant Roofs Save on Insurance Post and Courier Newspaper Warren Wise Read full article. Hurricane resistant roofs are helping to shelter South Carolina homeowners from high insurance premiums. Would this approach offer long-term savings for commercial building owners AND insurance companies?

Roofing Magazine: Definition of Resilience

Roofing Magazine: Definition of Resilience: Hospital Provides a Lesson in Preparing for Weather Events Architects and building owners are focusing on building resilience into the fabric of a structure to mitigate the impact of future devastating weather events. And the roof is getting new attention as an important component of a truly resilient structure. An… Read More

FEMA GUIDE ON SCHOOL SAFETY: SAFER, STRONGER, SMARTER

This FEMA Guide provides up-to-date, authoritative information that schools can use to develop a comprehensive strategy for addressing natural hazards and upgrading the resilience of school buildings. It is intended to be used by administrators, facilities managers, emergency managers, emergency planning committees, and teachers. It also provides information that could be of great use to members of… Read More

CE Course: Exploring Resilient Building Design

Exploring Resilient Building Design; Past experience with disasters inform current design decisions By Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP Learning Objectives – After this course, you should be able to: Identify and recognize the basic principles and terms associated with resilient building design and disaster mitigation. Assess a variety of methods to protect a… Read More

Building Enclosure: Resiliency in Construction

Title: Resiliency in Construction Source: Building Enclosure Author: Louisa Hart Link: http://www.buildingenclosureonline.com/articles/86679-resiliency-in-construction Introduction There’s been intensifying discussion recently about the resiliency of the buildings where we work and live, how we can improve their odds at surviving natural disasters and ensure that they can rebound quickly to be fully functioning. André Desjarlais leads the Building… Read More