The concept of building resilient structures with concrete continues to gain momentum, as industry groups work to identify issues and set national policies. It will be a hot topic at several upcoming industry events, including:

Resources:

Portland Cement Association's High Performance Building Requirements for Sustainability (HPBRS) program

Portland Cement Association's proposed amendments to the 2009 International Building Code

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety's (IBHS) Fortified for Safer Living program

FEMA Coastal Construction Manual

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)