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Designing for Disaster


May 12, 2014 – Lafarge North America is the "master of disaster." The company announced that it is the lead sponsor of the exhibition Designing for Disaster at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Designing for Disaster will discuss disaster mitigation as an evolving science and highlight tools and strategies for building safer, stronger and more disaster-resilient communities that are functional, pragmatic and beautiful. Through unique objects, captivating graphics and multimedia – including video testimonials – the exhibition will explore new solutions for, and historical responses to, a range of natural hazards including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, storm surges, flooding, sea level rises, tsunamis and wildfires. The exhibition will also highlight a variety of residential, commercial and institutional facilities, as well as public transportation systems, throughout the U.S. that are designed to address at least one hazard in an exemplary way. Kudos to Lafarge for stepping up to the plate on this exhibit.