Hurricanes

Concrete Safe Rooms
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Concrete Safe Rooms

Safe rooms are an expanding market for concrete and masonry contractors. Learn... More

Concrete and Resilient Construction go Hand-in-Hand
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Concrete and Resilient Construction go Hand-in-Hand

Hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods cause more widespread damage than they used to... More

Rebuilding with ICFs along the coast in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy
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Rebuilding with ICFs along the coast in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy

Contractor uses insulating concrete forms to rebuld a house devastated by... More

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Florida's Hillsborough County, Tampa, and Museum of Science & Industry host hurricane expo

Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa, in conjunction with the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), will host the 2009 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, at MOSI. Admission to the Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo is FREE! More

Concrete Homes Feature Built-In Safety
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Concrete Homes Feature Built-In Safety

Debris driven by high winds present the greatest hazard to homeowners and their... More

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Hurricanes Great PR for Concrete Homes

Here we are, smack dab in the middle of hurricane season as one after the other pounds the coastlines in the Gulf of Mexico, and along the southeastern United States.Like many of you, I have tuned to the Weather Channel in the midst of these hurricanes to witness the intensity, fury and damage these storms bring onshore More

Resisting Wind and Seismic Forces
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Resisting Wind and Seismic Forces

If global warming predictions for weather come true, there will be a greater... More

The Nature of High Wind Events
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The Nature of High Wind Events

The impact of high winds on a particular building depends on a number of factors. More

Concrete to the rescue
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Concrete to the rescue

Knowing how to personally respond to something as terrible as Hurricane Katrina is... More

Tags: Hurricanes
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Concrete Home: Smart, Safe, and Beautiful

There are some folks here in McIntosh County who plan to take refuge in my house when the next big hurricane bears down on our Georgia coast. The reason my neighbors see my home as a safe haven in a storm is because it is constructed with an almost indestructible material: concrete. Compared with traditional wood-frame homes, concrete homes are resist fire, hurricanes, and insects and are strong, economical to build, and energy-efficient. More

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