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Building Strong with Prefab Metal Buildings

Part 2: Safer Structures in Earthquakes and Snowstorms Our previous blog covered how prefab metal buildings provide extra protection against windstorms, floods, and fires. Now let’s look at some of the other types of natural disasters inflicting billion-dollar structural damage. Prefab Steel Buildings in Earthquakes The devastating earthquakes in Mexico last month killed hundreds of people, emphasizing the need for seismic-resistant building techniques. Generally, the buildings that perform best in earthquakes are those with a little “give,” which take the… Read More

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Winter Storm STELLA Buried the Northeast

Stella’s Snow, Sleet, Wind, and Floods Brought Havoc Last week Winter Storm Stella dumped one to almost five feet of snow across much of the Midwest and Northeastern U.S., as well as parts of Canada. Sixteen people in the U.S. lost their lives in the monstrous March 2017 storm. Many coastal areas in New England endured Stella’s hurricane-force winds. Trees and branches buckled and broke. Two homes under construction collapsed. Over 200,000 people lost power. The winds drove coastal waters… Read More

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