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This year, the concept of ‘resiliency’ in the building landscape has emerged as more than a buzzword – it’s a key priority for builders, architects and building occupants alike.
Many regions around the world are increasingly subject to the rigors of various impacts, including extreme weather, population shifts, disease, power or communication disruptions, and financial shocks. Both urban and rural spaces require structures that can withstand volatile stresses while reducing the additional resources, time, and labor needed to rebuild and relocate.
And what makes buildings resilient? Chemistry.
Using modern technology and science, chemical manufacturers today create innovative materials that can endure the stress of extreme weather such as in a hurricane or flood, and can also help a building return to a functioning, usable state. With recent extreme weather in the U.S. like Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, this focus on building for resiliency will continue to grow.
To learn more about building materials and resiliency:
Visit BuildingwithChemistry.org to find out more about chemistry’s contributions to the built environment.
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