In recognizing the need for more resilient construction, the White House announced this week several initiatives aimed to make homes and buildings across America stronger.

The new federal actions include incorporating resilient building codes into the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development housing programs, updating the 2005 Multihazard Mitigation Council Mitigation Saves Study, and establishing a resilient building codes resource website through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

"This represents a major step in keeping the American public safe during any kind of storm or natural disaster," said Donn Thompson, senior director of market development at the Portland Cement Association. "We look forward to working with the White House and many of our partners in providing resilient resources across the country."

Take a look at the Initiative Fact Sheet.

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