SKOKIE, Ill.— Each year in the United States, natural disasters cause more than $35 billion in direct property loss. As a result, local, regional and national levels efforts are underway to ensure that community buildings, especially newer structures, provide the needed integrity and resilience to ensure societal and economic continuity after a disaster.
The inter-dependence of sustainable communities with resilient construction will be examined during “Resilience for Sustainable Communities,” a free webinar offered by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) on April 10, 2012, 2:30-4 pm (CDT).
The session highlights the ways robust buildings provide support to as well as enhance the sustainability of communities. It will present appropriate building code modifications and strategies to build strong, environmentally friendly homes and buildings that are endorsed by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.
Many communities are seeking to buck the trend of disposable construction to more durable, sustainable buildings. This results not only in more environmentally friendly cities, but in also ones that are more resilient to natural disasters. Durable structures enable quick recovery from natural disasters, often with less strain of municipal budgets.
Register for this free webinar at www2.gotomeeting.com/register.
Based in Skokie, Ill., the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. More information on PCA programs is available at www.cement.org.