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NIBS webinar series focuses on resilience in a new built environment

NIBS webinar series focuses on resilience in a new built environment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Institute of Building Sciences recently launched a monthly webinar series focused on post-COVID-19 environments, disaster preparedness and inclusion and social equity in the built environment.

The next webinar on the topic Tornado Season is on the Horizon. Are You Prepared? will take place March 23, covering general tips and information on how to stay prepared in the event of a tornado/windstorm, wind mitigation for homes and wind insurance, a release states. The series, Resilience 2021, kicked off in February.

The panel includes Dr. Anne Cope, PhD, P.E., chief engineer with the Insurance Institute for Building and Home Safety; Eric Vaughn, executive vice-president with the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes; and Jana Nyette Henderson, Office of Mitigation director with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Moderating the discussion will be Sara Yerkes, senior vice-president of government affairs with the International Code Council.

“From natural disasters and social unrest to a pandemic that followed us into a new year, the past 12 months have changed lives and businesses,” said Lakisha Woods, CAE, president and CEO of NIBS, in a statement. “Our webinar series will address how a year of challenges ultimately can build resilience in our communities, infrastructure and the places we live, work, learn and play.”

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