Watch how a family survived Hurricane Sandy
View more videos on concrete's role in resilient communities on the PCA YouTube Channel
MIT CSHub: Quanitfying hazard life-cycle cost
The MIT CSHub has outlined a probabilistic risk-based framework to calculate the life-cycle cost of maintenance due to hazardous situations. Life-cycle cost assessment (LCCA) provides the analytical basis to quantify the economic implications of different construction systems. It supports homeowners’, builders’ and architects’ decisions regarding the selection of a cost-effective design over a prescribed time period. Download the document
Visit the Concrete Pavilion (booth #739) at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, October 22-24 at the Morial Convention Center and learn how concrete’s resilient design can produce more durable buildings in post-Katrina communities.
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PCA Greenbuild Fact Sheets
Concrete can play a vital role in providing stronger homes, businesses, and communities. Build with concrete and enjoy peace of mind knowing you are providing unsurpassed safety for the building’s occupants. Download the document
A town or city that features stronger, better built buildings, and the roads and services that support them is truly resilient. Its leadership recognizes the value of planning for potential disasters and has taken steps to ensure the community has the ability to survive with less loss of housing, employment, and critical services. Download the document
The Sundbergs had been building their new home in Pass Christian, Mississippi, when Hurricane Katrina slammed into their area on August 29, 2005. The Category 3 storm brought with it a huge storm surge and reported sustained winds of 125 mph, bringing the water level to a reported elevation of 28 feet. Download the document
Imagine standing in your home and reaching down to touch your toes. The risk of falling over exists, but your chance of injury is quite small. Now think about doing the same thing while standing at the top of a five-story building. Download the document
Biographies of On-Site Greenbuild Spokespersons:
David Shepherd, AIA is Residential Technology Manager for the Portland Cement Association (PCA). He is responsible for coordination of research and training of technical issues, as well as promotion for the residential market throughout the U.S.
Prior to joining PCA, David was involved in the construction industry in a variety of capacities. His career history includes being the co-founder and principal of a residential Design/Build firm in the Chicago metropolitan area, Assistant VP of a national real estate investment firm, providing construction consulting, forensic and due diligence analysis, and project management.
Donn C. Thompson, AIA, CGP, LEEP AP BD+C, is Director of Market Development for the Portland Cement Association (PCA) with responsibility for coordinating promotion strategies for various targeted markets for concrete products and systems.
Donn conducts presentations nationwide on various aspects of building sustainably with concrete as well as advocacy on behalf of stronger building codes. He has been active in the concrete industry for more than 17 years with extensive field experience with concrete systems, having served as an on-site contractor trainer for a variety of residential and commercial projects.