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Claire B. Rubin has 39 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and educator in the fields of emergency management and homeland security.
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Category Archives: Building Safety
The Diva has been contemplating the concept of resilience, as described in the document Disaster Resilience; A National Imperative, published by the National Academy of Sciences in 2012. Reviewing it against the present setting of disaster recovery efforts in Houston, … Continue reading
Stop Building Where Hurricanes Hit the Hardest . [Note: after the article was published Fugate said: “Most of the article was right, but the Headline was wrong. I never said not to build, but change how we build and removed … Continue reading
Most buildings in Kathmandu deemed uninhabitable or unsafe following quake. Some details: Survey by local engineers indicates much greater number of buildings will need repairing than previous government estimates, raising likely reconstruction costs. More than three-quarters of the buildings in … Continue reading
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, … Continue reading
This excellent report provides some useful guidance and weaves in case examples nicely. The report was written the by firm PWC, but the download location is Prevention web. Note that you have a choice of components to download when … Continue reading
Since Michelin ranks restaurants with stars, the Diva has decided to award stars to documents re recovery. Here is the first one I would give 4 stars to: Making America More Resilience toward Natural Disasters: A Call For Action, by … Continue reading
From the real estate And construction industry perpective, here are some details about the new rebuilding requirements in NJ.: NJ Enacts New Rebuilding Rules In Response to Superstorm Sandy. 11 February 2013. The number of structures affected is truly staggering. … Continue reading