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Claire B. Rubin has 40 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and educator in the fields of emergency management and homeland security.
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Category Archives: Mitigation
Here is the direct link to the new study by the National Institute for Building Science re Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves. Important study on the costs and benefits of mitigation. An update on an earlier study, with even more encouraging … Continue reading
New report re research done at TX A&M: Handling disasters differently critical for coastal cities. This is a significant report, based on 5 years of research.
A key finding of the new study is: Mitigation Saves: Federal Mitigation Grants Save $6 per $1 Spent, Exceeding Building Codes Saves $4 per $1 Spent. The title of the study is: Investing in Mitigation to Build a More Resilient … Continue reading
To Prevent Disaster, Rethink Development. 3 ways better building practices can reduce the risks of hurricanes like Harvey, Irma and Maria. One of the authors, Ed Thomas, is a long-time supporter of this blog. Congrats on the national exposure.
Modern computing power may help mitigate future flood disasters
Staying safe from disasters pays, but will funders listen? Excerpts: The startup MyStrongHome, which works in the coastal areas of Alabama, Louisiana and South Carolina, allows homeowners to pay for a new, reinforced roof out of savings from the lower … Continue reading
New metric shows that when building in areas prone to natural disasters, it pays to make informed decisions Hazard-induced maintenance costs can be significant over the lifetime of a building. Researchers at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) are developing … Continue reading