The FEMA Building Science Branch Accomplishments Report
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, proper construction techniques, and rebuilding strategies. The Branch has the lead role in the development, production, and promotion of more than 250 resources that incorporate the most up-to-date building codes, seismic design guidelines, 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 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for public and private sector stakeholders, the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP), and the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) Program.
|The 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.