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Hurricane Ian’s aftermath: Code-approved lessons and results

Advancements in hurricane building science, continuous code improvements, and the success of code-approved products have made it possible to design more resilient structures in hurricane zones. The widely acclaimed success of Babcock Ranch, a solar-powered community 32 km (20 mi) inland from Ft. Myers, is a testament to how far the building and testing industry has come. 

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Essential structural considerations in roof design

Design professionals often work in isolation, with each discipline (architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical) working exclusively on their own discipline, and only getting together after they have completed most of their individual design contribution to coordinate dimensions. Crucial data is unintentionally missed, and this can significantly affect the structural design of roof systems.

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