Resilient Design

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A Builder’s Guide to Resilient Practices

HIRI's five-volume series identifies the most frequently damaged areas of a home... More

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Single-Width Composite Roofing Tiles

These slate-look tiles are 12 inches wide with an 8-inch exposure. More

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Resilient Construction: Sealed Roof Decks May Help Reduce Storm Damage

Find out how a Fortified sealed roof deck provides a shield of protection against... More

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Practical Details for Earthquake-Resilient Buildings

Shear walls and strong connections are key in resisting the lateral forces that... More

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A New Copper Top

A Cape Cod contractor takes an innovative approach to replace the tapered... More

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An Illustrated Guide to Flood-Resilient Buildings

Details you can use to minimize damage to buildings from both coastal and inland... More

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An Illustrated Guide to Wildfire-Resilient Buildings

As smoke from burning Canadian forests that overspread the Northeast this week... More

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How to Design Buildings to Survive Floods

You can either avoid building in flood prone areas, or design buildings to... More

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An Illustrated Guide to Wind-Resilient Buildings

Strengthening the load path is the key to framing buildings that can stand up to... More

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Building a Storm Shelter

Jake Bruton shares time-lapse video of a work in progress. Even if you don't live... More

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