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Adopting Disaster Resilient Construction at the Local Level

Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative


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Next Workshop: To be announced

Join us for an informative one-day workshop to integrate resilience planning into your essential services and infrastructure needs.

Over the past few decades, there was an exponential increase in human and material losses from disaster events. 2011 was a record-setting year for loss of life and property in virtually every part of the county and 2012 has already produced another set of tragic, record-setting convective storms and wildfires. While the green building movement has traditionally focused on the environmental aspects of buildings, communities are now addressing the need for resilience while rebuilding to meet the challenge of the next natural or man-made disaster.

  • Underpin your community’s economic vitality, the health and safety of your citizens, and support long-term sustainability.

  • Recognize and assess local disaster risks your community may face. Evaluate mitigation measures based on the consequences and potential of those risks.

  • Understand the importance of incorporating FORTIFIED building programs into construction techniques to provide an optimum level of protection against a variety of natural hazards specific to your region.

  • Solidify your knowledge of Safe Rooms, Storm Shelters as well as disaster resilient concrete systems such as tilt-up, removable concrete forms, insulating concrete forms, pre-cast and concrete masonry.

Comprehensive Agenda: The workshop covers a wide range of topics designed to formalize the process of implementing disaster resilient construction at the community level. Items covered include:

  • Identifying natural and man-made disasters

  • Assessing local disaster risks

  • Building code requirements for residential and commercial buildings

  • Disaster mitigation techniques

  • Benefits of disaster mitigation

  • FORTIFIED for Safer Living and Safer Business

  • Safe Rooms and Storm Shelters

  • Flood resistant construction

  • Fire resistant construction

  • Earthquake resistant construction

  • Enhanced resilience through building code modifications

  • Economic solutions with concrete building systems

Who Should Attend: Intended for community leaders, builders, contractors, architects, engineers, planners, product suppliers and risk managers. The General Public is Welcome!

Continuing Education: Registered with the AIA-CES, GBCI and ICC-CEU for 6 CE Professional Development contact hours.

Fee is only $95. Lunch and Technical Resource CD are provided. For the Florida event registration is complimentary for government officials and BOAF** members.

**BOAF: Building Officials Association of Florida


Disaster Resilient Workshop Sponsors: These workshops are brought to you by the following organizations:

National Organizations:
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute*
Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
National Concrete Masonry Association
National Precast Concrete Association*
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association*
Portland Cement Association*
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute*


*Member of the Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative






The seminar will feature experts in the field of disaster resilient construction and community capacity building. At least two from this list of qualified professionals will be delivering the presentation in your area. Click on link to see presenter biographies.




Contact Tien Peng, NRMCA Vice President, Sustainability:



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