Posts Tagged ‘ National Full-Scale Testing Infrastructure for Community Hardening in Extreme Wind ’

30 Years Later: Hurricane Andrew Redesigned Modern Building Codes

Aug 25th, 2022

Hurricane Andrew slammed into South Florida 30 years ago devastating local communities, destroying entire neighborhoods and killing dozens. As a result, building codes were redesigned across Florida and the coastal U.S., manufacturers developed stronger fenestration products and forecasting tools were developed to better prepare. When Andrew struck South Florida in 1992, there were more than […]

New Hurricane Lab to Simulate 200 mph Winds to Study Effects on Structures

Aug 1st, 2022

Hurricanes today are┬ástronger, move slower across the landscape, unleash deadlier storm surges and drop more precipitation than they did 20 years ago. This enhanced threat to life and limb has forced localities and glass industry companies to rethink the way structures and fenestration are designed and installed. These steps include crafting stronger hurricane-rated windows, building […]

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