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Government agency recommends updates to U.S. building codes after study of Joplin tornado

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 12, 2014

Information gathered after an extensive study of the costliest tornado on record could lead to new building and construction standards ...

Researchers call for change to U.S. building codes

Researchers call for change to U.S. building codes

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 27, 2012

After a thorough review of fire safety literature since 1976, a California-based research team is calling for a change to ...

Researchers to shake 1920s building to study its earthquake durability

Researchers to shake 1920s building to study its...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 26, 2012

This two-story building in El Centro, California built in the 1920s has withstood four major earthquakes in its storied past. ...

Rethinking codes in a tornado’s wake

Rethinking codes in a tornado’s wake

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 13, 2012

Building science experts at the University of Alabama and  Simpson Strong Tie have released a report detailing the structural building ...

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