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Begun in Southern Shores, Project Blue Sky seeks to develop safer building practices and materials to withstand natural disasters. Now involving federal and state agencies, together with educational institutions, it has become a national pilot program.
Construction has a great deal to do in determining whether or not a house survives a hurricane or coastal storm. Building techniques include deep piling foundations on ocean-front homes and commercial shutter systems.
Some homes survive the powerful winds and water of a hurricane; others do not. Green discusses how homes can be improved through building techniques, including new designs for plywood shutters and strong rooms.