Sources: Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), Tampa, Fla.; CP staff
IBHS’ 2018 edition of Rating the States follows a disastrous year of storms, authors note, and is well timed to inform discussion and action to improve building strength as communities repair or replace hurricane-damaged properties.
Sources: Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C.; CP staff
A new Urban Land Institute Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance report proposes fundamentals for resilient cities and regions to anticipate, respond to, and recover from immediate shocks such as hurricanes and other extreme weather events, plus long-term stresses such as sea-level rise and declining population.
Sources: Boral North America, Atlanta; CP staff
The leading manager and marketer of coal combustion products has acquired the Carbon Burn-Out (CBO) technology of PMI Ash Technologies LLC in Raleigh, N.C. The CBO process brings the quality of fly ash produced at coal-fueled electric generating stations to ASTM C618 grade, and can also be used to cost-effectively convert impounded ash to high quality pozzolan for concrete applications.