Posts Tagged ‘FEMA’

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What Kinds Of Extreme Weather Are You Facing?

Nearly 70% of Americans had not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school, or home in the past two years, according to a 2012 survey by FEMA....Read More...

FEMA Recommends I-Codes For National Flood Insurance Program

Report to Congress states current I-Codes are effective in reducing flood-related...Read More...

President Declares May 2013 As Building Safety Month

The safety campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, model building codes; a strong and efficient system of code compliance; and a well-trained, professional workforce to provide public...Read More...

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Protect Your Business Before Disasters—Like Sandy—Strike

Facility managers at companies with no plan or an incomplete plan will see opportunities to design backup systems, secure inventories, and create contingencies to get back to business as soon as possible. Taking into account such considerations as insurance, supply chain, alternate facilities (as your publication is doing), and redundant data systems are all things that should be top-of-mind for facility managers...Read More...

Newly Passed Bill Supports Building Codes

Newly Passed Bill Supports Building Codes

The newly passed Highway Construction and National Flood Insurance Reform Bill (HR 4348) bill orders a study on the impact of codes on flood plain...Read More...

Key Groups Support Safe Building Code Incentive Act

Key Groups Support Safe Building Code Incentive Act

In addition to saving lives and reducing property loss, statewide building codes based on recognized standards can protect the environment from waste caused by rebuilding after a...Read More...

Flood Map Experts Needed by FEMA

Flood Map Experts Needed by FEMA

The National Institute of Building Sciences is seeking qualified scientific and technical professionals from the public, private, and academic sectors to serve on Scientific Resolution Panels...Read More...

September: National Preparedness Month

September: National Preparedness Month

This September marks the seventh annual National Preparedness Month, and FEMA, the Red Cross, and many local communities are encouraging businesses to assess their respective levels of...Read More...

Disaster Prevention and Response Goal of Agreement

Disaster Prevention and Response Goal of Agreement

A memorandum of understanding calls for FEMA and ICC to support the maintenance, adoption, outreach, training, and enforcement of disaster-resistant building safety codes to reduce human and economic losses resulting from natural hazards including hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and...Read More...