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Resilient Design is a Money-Maker

A study shows a 6-for-1 return on investments in making buildings more resistant to floods, high winds, fires, and earthquakes

Posted on Jan 26 2018 by Scott Gibson

A new report from the National Institute of Building Sciences says that federal hazard mitigation grants that make buildings more resistant to natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and wildfires will save the country $6 for every $1 that's invested.

Further, designing new buildings so that they exceed requirements of 2015 codes developed by the International Code Council can save $4 for every $1 that's spent, the report said.

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