Finding new ways to help buildings survive hurricanes

10/13/2004 | ArchitectureWeek

This fall's hurricanes in the Southeast wreaked havoc on thousands of buildings, but they also provided builders with lessons about what materials and methods stand up best to the powerful storms. Because many traditional building materials are unable to hold up under hurricane winds, architects and builders are looking into new products such as building blocks from Sentex that fit together like Legos.

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