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Stronger Building Codes Can Help Communities Thrive Again After a Disaster

Erik Rancatore | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Erik Rancatore

Smart community leaders should look to the future to ensure the long-term safety and sustainability of their entire communities and to help assure a revenue stream even after disasters to provide needed community services.


Dr. Kevin Simmons | Posted 04.14.2015 | Money
Dr. Kevin Simmons

It seems that each spring brings a new round of violent weather. And with each storm another reminder that failing to anticipate the awesome power of nature can be deadly but almost always expensive.

White Roofs, Green Myth?

Samir Ibrahim | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Samir Ibrahim

White reflective roofing certainly has its place, which is primarily in southern climates. But as a green solution in northern states, it's just not that cool.

Japan's Building Codes And Drills Seen As Lifesavers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Hidden inside the skeletons of high-rise towers, extra steel bracing, giant rubber pads and embedded hydraulic shock absorbers make modern Japanese bu...

State Farm Cancels 125,000 Florida Policies: Expiration To Come Halfway Through Hurricane Season And NBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The largest homeowners insurer in Florida is canceling the policies of 125,000 of its most vulnerable customers beginning Aug. 1, halfway through the ...

Building Safety: Many Manhattan Schools Violate Code | RAY RIVERA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

More than one third of Manhattan's public school buildings have hazardous code violations, threatening the safety of children and teachers, according ...

Energy Inspectors: The New Green Superheroes? | CLIFFORD KRAUSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Climate scientists and architects say that no single policy change could do more to save energy over the long run -- and reduce the nation's contribut...

Apartment Building Associations Promoting Energy Inefficiency?

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Those struggling to delay action to turn the tides on Global Warming's rising seas come from many angles and bring to the table many truthiness-laden arguments.