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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Tornadoes and Storm Shelters: Update on FEMA Design Guides
Author(s): Lionel A. Lemay
Publication: Web Session
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Abstract:This session will explore the topic of resilience as it pertains to the homes we live in and the communities they create. Attendees will come away with a greater understanding of economic and societal impacts of less durable housing, what it means to be resilient, and ways to create better buildings with concrete systems. New research into measuring the resilience of a home will link the use of concrete materials and systems to sustainable, longer-lasting structures. It will also detail the ways in which specific weather events such as high winds and storm surge can affect the built environment. Attendees will hear about protective measures for creating hazard-resistant housing using concrete building solutions. Case studies of real-world concrete homes subjected to severe weather will examine their design, construction, and performance to demonstrate that current technology exists to prevent this type of damage.
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