Need for Building Design and Construction Standards -updated

As report by Homeland Security Wire, this new report from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST): Joplin tornado highlights need for building design, construction standards. The lead paragraph:

Nationally accepted standards for building design and construction, public shelters, and emergency communications can significantly reduce deaths and the steep economic costs of property damage caused by tornadoes. That is the key conclusion of a two-year technical NIST investigation into the impacts of the 22 May 2011 tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri. Report and recommendations released for public comment.

UPDATE: The full report and additional details about the content of this 482 page study are on this NIST website.

2 thoughts on “Need for Building Design and Construction Standards -updated

    • Hi Toney:

      Good question and an oversight on my part. The full report is almost 500 pages; but for those of you in the business, who want to see the full report, I added the direct URL to the agency source.

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