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How well did you ride out the storm?

from Remodeling

Expect this year's natural disasters to influence your work in 2018 and beyond

Heading into 2018, the word of the year could well be “resilience.”

Expect to hear government agencies and construction gurus cite it frequently as America rebuilds from this year’s devastating hurricanes and fires. To code officials, resilience means not just building homes that can better withstand Mother Nature’s fury; it also means creating places that are livable in the days after a disaster, even while the utility lines are out. Codes as stiff as those in Miami — which were credited with doing much to keep Hurricane Irma’s damage relatively minimal there — could become more common elsewhere. Organizations like the International Code Council are using recent natural disasters as motivation for changes in the next few years. more

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