Newport Partners recently exhibited a how-to disaster building guide at the 2012 Washington Home and Garden Show. The guide is the result of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development research project to develop strategies to make homes safer from natural disasters. Each of the 14 strategies addresses at least one natural disaster type, including damage realized from high winds, wind-driven rain, floods, and earthquakes.
The project was also featured at the show’s Innovation Avenue, where the most innovative and exciting products and services were on display. Sasha Andreev, host of HGTV’s Curb Appeal, profiled the guide during his on-stage presentations at the show!
Newport distributed strategy factsheets, with in-depth descriptions of cost and benefits, along with more information on best practices and links to related resources, and flyers promoting the project’s website, SaferStrongerHomes.com.