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NRMCA Launches Workshops to Emphasize Importance of Disaster Resilient Construction

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NRMCA in partnership with the Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative (CJSI) is delivering six workshops this spring titled Implementing Disaster Resilient Construction in Your Community. The full-day workshops are scheduled for:

• April 12 Springfield, MO
• April 17 Sioux Falls, SD
• April 19 Centennial, CO
• May 15 Pewaukee, WI
• May 17 Louisville, KY
• May 30 Portsmouth, NH

The purpose of the workshops is to 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.

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.

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) or six USGBC Continuing Education Hours (CEs). The registration fee is only $95 and includes lunch.

For more information, contact NRMCA’s Tien Peng at 206-913-8535 or


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Marcotte Systems Ltd.
Naylor, LLC
900 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
Phone: 301-587-1400 Toll Free: 888-84 NRMCA (846-7622)