How can new technology help keep homes safe from major disaster risks: earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, flooding, or extreme weather?
The increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters over the past decade underscores the need for actions that reduce the threat hurricanes, tornadoes, severe storms, floods, and fires impose on America's economy and the safety of its citizens. By combining new building technologies with quality construction practices, the threat of loss of life and property due to natural disasters can be greatly reduced.
PATH's vision includes the goal of reducing by at least 10% the risk of loss of life, injury, and property from natural hazards in the future. Working with other government agencies and insurance professionals, PATH explores strategies for solving critical issues facing the housing industry by promoting stronger, quality housing that can withstand natural disasters.
PATH partner Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)has many activities and information to help users make appropriate disaster risk mitigation choices.
*NEW* Flood Recovery Recommendations
*NEW* PATH Technologies for Hurricane Resistance and Reconstruction
Assessment of Damage to Single-Family Homes Caused by Hurricanes Andrew and Iniki , 1993
Homeowner's Insurance as a Tool for the Adoption of Innovation January 2001
In-Plane Shear Resistance of Insulating Concrete Form Walls
Northridge Earthquake Effect on Manufactured Housing in California June 1994
PATH Technologies that Benefit Fire Reconstruction Efforts in California
Reliability of Conventional Residential Construction: An Assessment of Roof Component Performance in Hurricane Andrew and Typical Wind Regions of the United States January 1999
The Guideline on Fire Ratings of Archaic Materials and Assemblies February 2000
Wind-Borne Debris: Impact Resistance of Residential Glazing January 2002
Content updated on 10/29/2004