National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)

February Workshops Emphasize Importance of Disaster Resilient Construction

The widespread and costly effects of Hurricane Sandy are prompting communities across the U.S. to reconsider their approaches to construction in meeting the challenges of the next natural disaster. To help local officials and residents, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), in partnership with the Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative (CJSI), is continuing to offer workshops titled Adopting Disaster Resilient Construction at the Local Level.

The full-day workshops are scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, in Cleveland and Thursday, February 28, in Orlando, Fla. The workshops are a continuation of seven workshops that were offered last year throughout the U.S. After each workshop, NRMCA works with attendees to help them implement building code changes and initiatives to improve resiliency within each community through promotion, technical advocacy and education.

Topics covered during the seminar include:

  • Assessing local disaster risks
  • Building code requirements for residential and commercial buildings
  • FORTIFIED for Safer Living and Safer Business
  • Safe rooms and storm shelters
  • Flood resistant construction
  • Flood resilience and fortified building codes
  • Disaster resilient concrete building systems

Builders, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, building officials and community leaders are invited to attend. The general public is also welcome. Attendees will receive six Professional Development Hours (PDHs), six AIA-CES HSW Learning Units (LUs), six contact hours ICC-CES or six GBCI Continuing Education Hours (CEs). The registration fee is $95 and includes lunch. Visit www.nrmca.org/resilience for additional details and to register.

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