Why Another Hurricane Can Devastate Puerto Rico and Texas – Again

And how Florida is doing a better job of protecting itself from storms

Source: Why Another Hurricane Can Devastate Puerto Rico and Texas—Again |  ENR

2018-06-06  Billions of dollars have been spent to help Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico recover from the devastating and record-breaking 2017 storm season. Tons of debris have been removed, houses have been razed, roads have been repaired, bridges have been rebuilt, and power has been restored to 99% of Puerto Rico.

Yet the regions affected by Harvey, Irma and Maria are still fragile—and the forecast calls for 10 to 16 named storms this year. Low-grade tropical-force winds could decimate Puerto Rico’s power grid; homes in Houston could flood in a rainstorm; and Florida is still reliant on an overburdened transportation system to move people out of the state if there’s another statewide evacuation…  http://ow.ly/p7lF30ksMIH

Webinar: Entrance Design for Safer and Healthier Buildings

nys12c_course_img_0Thursday, April 19, 2018 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

This course will review the impact a well-designed entrance system has on creating a safer and healthier building. We will demonstrate the financial and social benefits from preventing contaminants from entering the building.

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Webinar: Step up to Safety

nys05b_course_image_0Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

Learn how to select the appropriate pre-manufactured stair treads and nosings to improve the safety of your building stairway design. Learn the way pre-manufactured stair treads and nosings can complement your building design and improve the safe means of egress from your building with proper installation.

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Automation, Collaboration Key Themes at Autodesk Meeting

Automating construction and creating a collaborative, seamless cloud-based central space for all aspects of a project cycle dominated the scene at Autodesk University 2017. Global firms demonstrated advanced, real-world use cases of virtual reality, augmented reality and prefabrication, amid announcements of updates, partnerships and the debut of Autodesk’s new CEO. Continue reading