Portland Cement Association

PCA Offers Free Webinar that Highlights Interplay of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Communities

Each year in the United States, natural disasters cause more than $35 billion in direct property loss. As a result, efforts at the local, regional and national levels are underway to ensure that community buildings, especially newer structures, provide the needed integrity and resilience to ensure societal and economic continuity after a disaster.

The inter-dependence of sustainable communities with resilient construction will be examined during "Resilience for Sustainable Communities," a free webinar offered by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) on April 10, 2012, 2:30-4 pm (CDT).

The session highlights the ways robust buildings provide support to as well as enhance the sustainability of communities. It will present appropriate building code modifications and strategies to build strong, environmentally friendly homes and buildings that are endorsed by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.

Many communities are seeking to buck the trend of disposable construction to more durable, sustainable buildings. This results not only in more environmentally friendly cities, but in also ones that are more resilient to natural disasters. Durable structures enable quick recovery from natural disasters, often with less strain of municipal budgets.

Register for this free webinar at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/374308938.

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