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Modern Masonry Magazine: Protection Against Wind & Water Damage

Echelon’s most recent issue of Modern Masonry magazine features case studies focused on building methods and materials to provide the greatest protection against wind and water damage. Included in the issue:

Protecting Against High Wind

Reinforced concrete masonry is among the few materials that make a building missile proof. And according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in order for a structure to be tornado-proof it must be missile proof for it to withstand damage from flying debris that can surpass speeds of 200 miles per hour.

Read this issue to learn more about masonry building materials can provide the safety you need from a devastating high-wind event.

Schools Look to New Elevations for Longevity

When the levees broke in Louisiana as a direct result of Hurricane Katrina, the schools of South Plaquemines Parish were completely submerged for weeks and subsequently destroyed. When it came time to rebuild the consolidated school had to comply with FEMA’s strict mitigation requirements. Oldcastle Echelon’s masonry products were used not only for their durability, but also for the low maintenance and pleasing aesthetic provided.

Learn more about these topics, and more, in the Winter 2017 issue of Modern Masonry Magazine.

READ THE WINTER 2017 ISSUE

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