Monday, July 03, 2006

Building for the 21st Century – Building in Post-Katrina Louisiana:

National Building Museum

Wednesday, July 26, 12:30 – 1:30pm
Building for the 21st Century – Building in Post-Katrina Louisiana: Hindsight is 20/20, Foresight is Priceless

Why is the gulf region housing recovery taking so long? What can and should we learn from Louisiana's experience? Rebuilding stronger, safer and smarter is easier said than done—but essential and possible. Dr. Claudette Reichel, director of Louisiana House Resource Center (LaHouse), professor and extension housing specialist with the Louisiana State University AgCenter, will describe post-storm building code developments and issues with implications for other states, and provide a brief overview of what's new, what's coming and what's available for building in the post-Katrina gulf region and any coastal state. She will also present highlights of best building practices for the gulf region exhibited at Louisiana House Resource Center. Since hurricane Katrina and Rita devastated her state, Dr. Reichel spearheaded the development and distribution of more than 100,000 Storm Recovery Guides for Homeowners, launched a Rebuild Stronger, Safer, Smarter Homes Initiative which brought building science education to 700 local building professionals, and was thrust into the national media limelight. No charge; registration not required.

To register for programs, visit the Museum's website

National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW

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