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Pilkington Ordered to Share Documents in the Case for an Insurance Payout

In its ongoing case against Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSI), Pilkington North America, was ordered to share documents with the insurance company after experiencing a $60 to $100 million loss caused by a tornado striking its glass manufacturing facility in Ottawa, … Continue reading

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FEMA’s New Guideline Explains How to Assess Exterior Glazing for Wind Vulnerabilities

As increasingly powerful hurricanes continue to make landfall in the U.S., resulting in extensive wind damage to critical facilities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed FEMA P-2062: Guidelines for Wind Vulnerability Assessments of Existing Critical Facilities. The document … Continue reading

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NIST Calls for Performance-Based Standards for Tornado-Resistant Building Design

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final report on its technical investigation into the impacts of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. The final report includes clarifications and supplemental text suggested by organizations … Continue reading

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Balance Between Safety and Costs Considered as Midwest Again Hammered by Tornados

More than 80 tornados ravaged the Midwest on a storm-filled Sunday, leaving six dead and hundreds of destroyed homes in its wake to likely refuel the debate over the balance between safety in homes within the tornado-prone region and escalating … Continue reading

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