Rebuilding with Masonry

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 12, 2018 11:00:00 AM / by Mark McGivern, CSI, Aff. M. ASCE


Due to the substantial damage caused by hurricanes Irving, Maria, and Jose after they tore through the southern United States and the Caribbean in 2017, many architects and building professionals looked back at the approach that New Orleans took to rebuild after Katrina.

Rebuilding with masonry

While New Orleans is still rebuilding 12 years later, one method of choice has been masonry because it is known to be capable of withstanding high wind damage and flooding, two elements that accompany hurricane activity.

The following article, Rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina with masonry, focuses on why and how the architects and builders tasked with rebuilding New Orleans selected masonry as a material of choice.

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