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Will This Record Storm Leave a Lasting Effect?

Hurricane Patricia is now the strongest Pacific Ocean hurricane to make landfall in Mexico. What do Patricia’s record wind speeds mean for our safety and the way we build?… Read more

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Can Homes Be Designed to Resist Megastorms?

RTAblog_2013_1118_TyphoonHaiyanThe devastation and loss of life from Typhoon Haiyan is still being calculated and, over the weekend, the American Midwest saw many tornadoes from a severe weather front. The terrible results from these storms have re-ignited the discussion about building … Read more

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