Disaster-Proof Homes Should be Built Before Storms Strike
There are many technologies we can use to make our buildings more hazard-resistant. But we are not using them as extensively as we should. Instead of designing a building to reduce potential damage from the hazards it may face over its lifetime, most construction projects focus on saving money up front. By choosing the lowest construction cost possible, homeowners, insurance agencies and taxpayers may end up paying for it many times over when natural disasters occur.
Source: A news article that was reprinted in the August 5 edition of the Beaumont (TX) Enterprise. Read more.