Adopting disaster resilient construction at the local level

Training Course
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)
20 Feb 2013
United States of America (Cleveland, OH)
28 Feb 2013
United States of America (Lake Mary, FL)

Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative

An informative one-day workshop to integrate resilience planning into 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

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Event fee


What is included in the event fee

Lunch and Technical Resource CD are provided

Target audience

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

How to register

Register online.


Community-based DRR, Private Sector, Risk Identification & Assessment, Urban Risk & Planning, Economics of DRR, Structural Safety
Earthquake, Flood, Wild Fire
United States of America
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