Tag Archives: Surge and Wave Events

30 Years Later: Hurricane Andrew Redesigned Modern Building Codes

Hurricane Andrew slammed into South Florida 30 years ago devastating local communities, destroying entire neighborhoods and killing dozens. As a result, building codes were redesigned across Florida and the coastal U.S., manufacturers developed stronger fenestration products and forecasting tools were … Continue reading

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New Hurricane Lab to Simulate 200 mph Winds to Study Effects on Structures

Hurricanes today are stronger, move slower across the landscape, unleash deadlier storm surges and drop more precipitation than they did 20 years ago. This enhanced threat to life and limb has forced localities and glass industry companies to rethink the … Continue reading

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