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Advisory Group for Resiliency Guidelines holds second meeting, sets task groups, milestones.

April 14, 2020 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Home Innovation Hosts Second Meeting of Residential Resiliency Guide Advisory Group

Today, the 31 members of the Advisory Group for HUD’s Residential Resilience Guidelines for Builders & Developers will convene for their second meeting. The meeting will be led by chair, Randy Noel, MIRM, CGB, CMP, of REVE, Inc., a leading single-family builder from LaPlace, La., and staffed by Home Innovation’s Kevin Kauffman, and John Peavey, P.E., Director of Building Science.

The group is ultimately tasked with guiding Home Innovation’s development of a set of practical, actionable guidelines for builders and developers to design and construct residential buildings, neighborhoods, and accessory structures to improve residential resilience and integrate that resiliency with the entire community.

As a follow up to their initial in-person meeting in late February, today’s virtual meeting will aim to finalize relevant Task Groups, discuss supplemental information and metrics, and establish major project milestones and the schedule of future meetings.

The Advisory Group includes architects, engineers, planners, developers, emergency managers, building code officials, builders, and representatives from federal, state, and local government agencies; each selected to ensure a balance of insights from Users, Producers, and Public Interest.

For more information on the project and the Advisory Group activities, visit www.HomeInnovation.com/ResilienceGuide or contact John Peavey, P.E., Home Innovation’s Director, Building Science.

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ABOUT: Home Innovation Research Labs, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., is a full-service research, testing, and consulting firm determined to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of single- and multifamily homes and home building products – in short, we aim to perfect the home. Founded in 1964 as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), our team has been integral in solving many of our client’s most difficult product and technology issues, and helping to introduce some of the most groundbreaking innovations in residential construction. Through an interdisciplinary research approach – including market research, building science analysis, laboratory testing, and standards development – we help to find a home for innovation in the residential construction industry.

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