|Title||Improving the Resilience of Existing Housing to Severe Wind Events Conference Paper 2014|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Henderson, D, Ginger, JD|
|Conference Name||Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC Wellington Conference 2014|
Damage investigations carried out by the Cyclone Testing Station (CTS) following severe wind storms have typically shown that Australian houses built prior to the mid-1980s do not offer the same level of performance and protection during windstorms as houses constructed to contemporary building standards. Given that these older houses will represent the bulk of the housing stock for many decades, practical structural upgrading solutions based on the latest research will make a significant improvement to housing performance and to the economic and social well-being of the community.