GGIA Newsletter
  Archive | | E-Store | Conferences & Events | Certifications | InFocus | Membership Directory

NRMCA to Emphasize Disaster Resilient Construction in August Conferences

Print Print this Article | Send to Colleague

NRMCA will be delivering its disaster resilience message in two events this month. On Sunday, August 17, NRMCA will engage public works officials at the annual APWA (American Public Works Association) 2014 International Public Works Congress & Exposition in Toronto. NRMCA Vice President, Sustainability, Tien Peng will be presenting "Resilience is the New Sustainability" to professionals from all over the world during the technical development sessions. Click here for more conference details.

Later, in partnership with the Arkansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association, NRMCA will present a workshop titled "Adopting Disaster Resilient Construction at the Local Level" in Little Rock on Thursday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Community leaders, builders, contractors, planners, risk managers, engineers, architects, owners, developers, producers, municipal and public works officials are welcome to attend.

Along with other speakers from Holcim Inc. and the newly formed Council of ICF Industries (CICFI), the workshop will educate decision makers at the local level on the importance of disaster resilient construction to enhance community continuity in the face of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes and floods. Topics covered during the seminar include local disaster risk assessment and mitigation, resilient construction methods, FORTIFIED design and construction programs, building code requirements, safe rooms and storm shelters, flood resistant construction and fire resistance. Click here for additional details.

Concrete has long been recognized as the material of choice for resisting high winds, flying debris and storm surge associated with hurricanes and tornadoes. With the increased attention to climate change adaptation, concrete systems are essential in fortifying a community’s economic vitality, the safety of its citizens while supporting long-term sustainability.

NRMCA encourages its members to participate in local professional groups, such as APWA, AIA, ASCE or USGBC local chapters, and offer topics and speakers for education programs. For more information on these professional development opportunities, contact Tien Peng at 206-913-8535 or

Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn

Fritz-Pak Corporation
MPAQ Automation
Putzmeister America, Inc.
Xypex Chemical Corp
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc.
Clean Energy
Lehigh Hanson
900 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
Phone: 301-587-1400 Toll Free: 888-84 NRMCA (846-7622)