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Habitat for Humanity Is Building Homes with Concrete ICFs

Why Habitat for Humanity Is Using Concrete

Habitat for Humanity Is building homes with concrete ICFs to construct resilient, affordable, and sustainable housing across the United States. Concrete homes are durable and resilient in regions impacted by severe weather events....

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The namesake of one of the massive fires, the Getty Center, was built knowing that a fire of this magnitude was a serious possibility. Architect Richard Meier designed the complex to be fire and earthquake safe, with thick travertine stone on the outside, crushed stone on the roofs, and ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ.

The Getty Center: Built with Strength

Devastating fires in California continue to burn. The namesake of one of the massive fires, the Getty Center, was built knowing that a fire of this magnitude was a serious possibility. Richard Meier designed it to be fire and earthquake safe with ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜€......

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A helicopter drops water on the Getty Fire

โ€œConcrete homes tended to survive.โ€

The Getty Fire rages on. Neighborhoods are evacuated. Homes are destroyed. Firefighters โ€œโ€ฆmake some tough decisions on which houses they were able to protect. Concrete homes tended to survive.โ€...

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