In the wake of major disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, the need for resilient construction, both in the US and worldwide, is becoming more and more apparent. According to the Portland Cement Association (PCA): “Enhancing the resilience of buildings through mandatory requirements that increase robustness, durability, longevity, disaster resistance, and safety should be a priority for every jurisdiction interested in improving community sustainability.”
The following infographic provides information on resilient construction, including facts on concrete, building codes and natural hazard mitigation.
Written by Rosalie Starling
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/10092014/factsheet-resilient-construction-448/