Ready to be StormStruck?
Even Disney sees the need to re-tell the three little pigs story on resilience.
"StormStruck: The Tale of Two Homes®" is a new interactive exhibit at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot®, Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida.
Check it out at http://www.stormstruck.com/
Stormstruck allows guests of all ages to experience a virtual storm, and then team up to build a home that can withstand severe weather. It's designed to help visitors learn risks from natural disasters, understand property protection and safety options, and take action today to protect families and homes.
Other discovery-oriented activities include playing disaster safety games, creating storm kits, and taking interactive quizzes on natural disasters local to your zip code.
For those seeking to buck the trend of disposable construction and embrace more durable, sustainable buildings, the attraction brings home in dramatic fashion the fact that it's no longer economically, politically, nor socially acceptable to design buildings and homes that can't withstand natural disasters.
The standard for construction in the United States has become building for the least cost. That means the cheapest building that can legally be built within a building code jurisdiction. This trend jeopardizes community stability and sustainability, especially in the wake of disasters.
StormStruck is presented by FLASH, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, and sponsored by Renaissance Re Holdings, Simpson Strong Tie, and State Farm.
FLASH is the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. The group offers a lot of resources and videos on disaster-resistant construction and related safety issues.
Check them out at http://www.flash.org/
Each year in the United States, natural disasters cause more than $35 billion in direct property loss. As a result, local, regional and national levels efforts are underway to ensure that community buildings, especially newer structures, provide the needed integrity and resilience to ensure societal and economic continuity after a disaster. PCA is presenting a free webinar to present appropriate building code modifications and strategies to build strong, environmentally friendly homes and buildings. Register for this free webinar at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/374308938.