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Key Report Highlights NRMCA, Industry Commitment to Resilient Building

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NRMCA and the Build With Strength coalition have played key roles and received favorable mention in the development of Preparing to Thrive: Resilience Building Coalition 5-Year Progress Report that is now being drafted with an eye toward being distributed early in 2021. The report details the increasing devastation caused by climate-related disasters and the response by the built environment of which the Resilience Building Coalition (RBC) is a part. In 2014, the American Institute of Architects and the National Institute of Building Sciences led a coalition of 21 organizations to define the goals and objectives for achieving resilience. Since then, RBC has grown to 53 organizations representing nearly 2 million members commtted to manage the aftermath of disasters across the U.S.

Specifically to ready mixed concrete, NRMCA members have supported groundbreaking exploration of
concrete science, application and economics working through the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, with funding from the Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation and the Portland Concrete Association. Key findings, tools and metrics include Texture and Urban Resilience, Life Cycle Costs of Hazard Resistant Buildings and Break Even Mitigation Percentage Dashboard. In addition, NRMCA helped reintroduce the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act, bipartisan federal legislation that established a tax credit for resilient construction to incentivize higher standards of building or rebuilding after a disaster.

Click here to read an earlier report on the workings of RBC. For more information, contact Tien Peng at


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