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NRMCA Workshops to Emphasize Importance of Disaster Resilient Construction

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NRMCA, in partnership with the Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative (CJSI) and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), will deliver three workshops this fall titled Adopting Disaster Resilient Construction at the Local Level. The full-day workshops are currently scheduled for Richmond, VA, on September 7 and Wilmington, NC, on November 27 with a third to be finalized.

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; and
  • 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 (6) Professional Development Hours (PDHs), six (6) AIA-CES HSW Learning Units (LUs) or six (6) USGBC Continuing Education Hours (CEs). The registration fee is only $95 and includes lunch and technical materials.

Click here for more information and/or to register or contact NRMCA’s Tien Peng at 206-913-8535 or

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