Thursday, August 30, 2012

Disaster Resilience in Congress

Disaster resilience has recently caught the attention of the United States Congress. Representatives Davis (R-KY) and Diaz-Balart (R-FL) introduced a bill proposing tax credits for resilient construction. The bill refers to the FORTIFIED program by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.

In other action, the National Institute of Building Science recently provided testimony to the Congressional Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Development. Intitute President Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA, reiterated that mitigation efforts save about four dollars for every dollar spent; argued for increased collaboration between federal agencies; and proposed suggestions for improved code development, adoption, and enforcement.

Article by Disaster Resilience Working Group web liaison Tonatiuh Rodriguez-Nikl, Ph.D., P.E. Check out other recent articles about disaster resilience.

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