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11 Benchmarks for Resilient Homes and Communities

osaka-earthquake

Deadly Osaka earthquake could be related to the 1995 Kobe earthquake Today’s M=5.9 earthquake just north of Japan resulted in three fatalities, hundreds of injuries and significant damage throughout the city. This photo shows the collapsed gate at the Myotoku-ji temple. (Photo from: SF Gate) full story: http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/todays-deadly-japan-earthquake-could-be-related-to-the-1995-kobe-earthquake-7347/

Disaster Resiliency: Learn How IBM and Bechtel Partnered in Puerto Rico in Free 3BL Media Webcast, July 11

With the 2018 hurricane season under way, two large B2B corporations committed to improving long-term recovery from natural disasters are sharing lessons learned from last year’s devastating Category 5 storm in Puerto Rico and mapping their work to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Join 3BL Media for “Responding to Disaster: IBM and Bechtel Partner to Address Resiliency,” July 11 at 2 p.m. ET. This free webcast is aimed at corporate responsibility practitioners, policy makers, NGOs, and others engaged in disaster preparedness…

 

11 Benchmarks for Resilient Homes and Communities

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) declared 2017 the most expensive year on record for weather and climate disasters, with damage costs totaling $306.2 billion. The collective $265.0 billion cost of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria alone–wildfires, tornadoes, and droughts aside–shattered the previous record for disaster-related expenses in a full year, $214.5 billion in 2005.

Following an increased frequency of dramatic climate events, engineers, designers, and builders are evaluating their building practices to ensure life and property is protected in the event of a major weather or climate disaster. The following resiliency standards point to vulnerabilities in design to help mitigate risk, prevent losses, and promote quick recovery from hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, and more…

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