Wall of Wind testing could help make homes safer in storms

Building code provisions, particularly for the Miami-Dade High Velocity Hurricane Zone, have been revised and tightened in the last two decades based on lessons learned from previous storms. But until FIU’s International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) introduced the Wall of Wind (WOW) – the largest and most powerful university hurricane research facility – it was impossible to gauge just how South Florida construction would fare in the face of a major storm.


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