The severity and frequency of climate-related events are increasing across the globe, which has necessitated a shift toward mitigative and adaptive design strategies from building to community designs, and beyond.
The increased climatic loads have leads to reduced safety and serviceability, higher probability of failure and increased rates of deterioration, and higher costs for maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement of structures. When planning for resilience, insurance studies have shown that for every $1 invested in mitigation, $4-$100 is avoided in future costs.
Concrete doesn’t burn, rust, or rot. It is resistant to fire, wind, water, vibrations, and earthquakes, keeping people safer and reducing costs. In the aftermath of extreme weather events, concrete structures have proven to be the most resilient.
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