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Building Science Videos

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Review videos that feature case studies, success stories, interviews with top experts, and training that shed light on the path toward creating sturdy, sustainable, and resilient structures.

Explore how the latest research and practical applications shape the future of building science and building codes, making our surroundings safer and more adaptable to the changing world.

Building Science in Action

It Starts with You: Building Code Advocacy after the 2013 Moore Tornado

Ten years after the 2013 Moore tornado, FEMA speaks with Dr. Marc Levitan from NIST and Sheri Bittle, former teacher at Briarwood Elementary School.

Mitigation Matters: Rebuilding for a Resilient Future

Homeowner Al Dintino uses FEMA's Building Science online resources to follow mitigation measures that allowed him to rebuild safer and stronger to withstand future storms and floods.

Safe Room Testimonial Video: Tom Cook

In May 2008, Tom Cook and his teenage daughter Ryanne survived a catastrophic tornado in Racine, MO, that leveled their home.

Instructional Videos

Earthquake Safety with Your Service Animal: Drop, Cover, and Hold On

This video shows how to keep you and your service animal safer during an earthquake.

Training Videos

FEMA P-154: Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards

On-demand training for FEMA P-154 presented in 9 modules, developed by ATC under the National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP) and funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA P-804: Wind Retrofit Guide for Residential Buildings In Hurricane-Prone Regions

This video provides an overview of the second edition of FEMA P-804, Wind Retrofit Guide for Residential Buildings in Hurricane-Prone Regions.

FEMA P-2196: Building Codes Adoption Video Series

This video series serves as a companion to the Building Codes Adoption Playbook for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (FEMA P-2196) and is intended for officials interested in increasing community resilience and reducing loss from natural hazards by adopting the latest editions of model building codes.

FEMA P-1000: Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety

On-demand training for FEMA P-1000 presented in six modules, developed by ATC under the National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP) and funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).