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NIBS calls to establish a National Mitigation Resource Portal

The National Mitigation Resource Portal (NMRP) aims to enhance community resilience by convening and streamlining mitigation efforts across government and private sector entities.

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Portland Resilient Runway Benefit-Cost Analysis

Oregon could experience a magnitude-8.7 or larger earthquake within 50 years that causes catastrophic deaths and damage. Portland International Airport (PDX) can play a crucial role speeding the response and recovery and prevent much of the harm.

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Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves Case Study: Portland International Airport Resilient Runway

Jul 1, 2022   |   4:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

Oregon could experience a magnitude-8.7 or larger earthquake in the next 50 years.

This webinar will present key findings in a case study by the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council (MMC) of the National Institute of Building Sciences that estimates the benefits of a seismically resilient runway at Portland International Airport (PDX).

Using NIBS’ groundbreaking Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves research, MMC found that an upgraded resilient runway at PDX could:

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Mitigation Saves: PDX Report
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Oregon could experience a magnitude-8.7 or larger earthquake within 50 years that causes catastrophic deaths and damage. Portland International Airport (PDX) can play a crucial role speeding the response and recovery and prevent much of the harm...

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Resilience 2021: Tornado Season is on the Horizon. Are You Prepared?

Jul 1, 2022   |   4:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports there were more than 1,200 tornadoes in 2020, leading to the highest tornado death rate in almost a decade. A deadly tornado outbreak affected the Southeastern United States on Easter Sunday and Monday, causing 32 fatalities.

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Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2019 Report
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The Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2019 Report represents the most exhaustive benefit-cost analysis of natural hazard mitigation, from adopting up-to-date building codes and exceeding codes...

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2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions

The 2020 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures (NEHRP Provisions) marks the 10th edition of this landmark publication since the creation of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) in 1979. Similar to earlier editions, the 2020 NEHRP Provisions introduces major recommended changes and advancements to the national standards and model building codes. The 2020 NEHRP Provisions is expected to be adopted by the professional design standard ASCE/SEI 7-22 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.

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Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2019 Report

The Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2019 Report represents the most exhaustive benefit-cost analysis of natural hazard mitigation, from adopting up-to-date building codes and exceeding codes to addressing the retrofit of existing buildings and utility and transportation infrastructure. It was funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Earlier editions of the report were funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), International Code Council (ICC), Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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