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The FEMA Building Science Branch Accomplishments Report

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The Building Science Branch, which resides in the Risk Reduction Division of FEMA’s Federal Insurance Mitigation Administration (FIMA), is staffed by highly skilled national experts on building codes, disaster-resistant construction techniques, and post-disaster rebuilding strategies. The Branch has the lead role in the development, production, and promotion of more than 220 resources that incorporate the most up-to-date building codes, seismic design and retrofitting criteria, and floodproofing and wind design requirements for new construction and the repair of existing buildings. These resources include publications, guidance, tools, training courses, outreach materials, technical bulletins, and recovery advisories. The Building Science Branch and its partners help to implement, support, and promote the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) Program, and the adoption of model building codes. The Branch also provides technical support to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and develops and delivers resources in support of multi-hazard risk reduction implementation,

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Icon for file of type application/pdfThe FEMA Building Science Branch: 2014 in Review

This report highlights Building Science Branch projects, resources, and initiatives that demonstrate how the Branch and its partners made progress toward disaster loss-reduction nationwide in 2014.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfThe FEMA Building Science Branch: Fiscal Year 2013 in Review
This report highlights Building Science Branch projects, resources, and initiatives that demonstrate how the Branch and its partners, working in collaboration, are making progress toward disaster loss-reduction nationwide.
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