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Three Steps to Safer, Resilient Housing

Posted by Heather Wallace, GBM Marketing

Apr 12, 2016 10:20:35 AM

WILDFIRE THREATENS HUNDREDS of homes each year and causes millions of dollars in damage to property. With some forethought, communities and homes can be sited, designed, and built to mitigate losses caused by fire.

The topic of resilient housing is becoming more and more relevant with the growing occurences of natural disasters. The nonprofit National Fire Protection Association, a fire and life safety organization, created the Firewise Communities Program with support from the USDA Forest Service and state foresters, and provides developers/ builders with simple and easy steps to help reduce a home’s wildfire risk by preparing ahead of a wildfire.

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Tile Roofing and Resilient Housing

Posted by Heather Wallace, GBM Marketing

Jan 26, 2016 1:33:03 PM

Boral Roofing's concrete and clay tile roofing is ideal for building resilient housing by providing increased resistance to (and protection from) fire, hail, wind, frost and seismic activity.

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Resilience During Earthquakes Begins With Being QuakeSmart

Posted by Heather Wallace, GBM Marketing

Jul 8, 2015 3:31:04 AM

A community resilience program for businesses and organizations that can help you prepare for earthquakes.

LIVING IN THE SEATTLE AREA you may hear about the next "big one" we're due for. Whether it happens in the next year or 30 years from now, I want to make sure I'm prepared. And I want to help the businesses and the people around me be prepared as well.

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The Resilient Design Guide Is Here

Posted by Heather Wallace, GBM Marketing

May 5, 2015 1:03:00 PM

Resilient housing has to go above and beyond building codes. Here's a guide to help with high wind wood frame construction.

The recent devastation in Nepal, flooding in Peru and wildfires in Australia prove the need to build resilient housing is more important than ever.

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IBHS Urges Residents to Rebuild Stronger on Hurricane Sandy Anniversary

Posted by Heather Wallace, GBM Marketing

Nov 12, 2014 12:39:59 PM

October 29 marked the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) continues to urge residents to repair and rebuild communities to withstand future natural disasters.

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