Mission Statement for Safe Structures for America:
At Safe Structures for America, our unwavering commitment is to ensure the safety and integrity of our nation’s buildings, recognizing the profound impact that recent tragedies, such as the collapse in Miami Beach, have had on our communities. We understand that appearances can be deceiving, and we stand as a beacon of change in the pursuit of true structural safety.
Our mission revolves around three core principles:
- Safety Beyond Facades: We acknowledge that the mere appearance of safety does not guarantee true structural integrity. Recent incidents have underscored the urgency of our work. Our primary focus is on ensuring that the safety of our structures is not a façade but an unshakable reality.
- Scientific Rigor: We prioritize the advancement of structural safety through scientific research and evidence-based practices. Our dedication to this mission is reflected in our commitment to publishing and disseminating scientific articles that drive progress in the field of structural engineering. By fostering collaboration with experts and staying at the forefront of research, we aim to elevate industry standards.
- Climate Resilience: We recognize that climate change, specifically global warming, is a primary driver of extreme weather events like hurricanes. To protect our communities, we place great importance on understanding and addressing the consequences of climate change on structural integrity. We work tirelessly to integrate climate resilience strategies in building design, construction, and maintenance, particularly in areas prone to hurricane threats.
Our mission extends beyond safeguarding structures; it encompasses the lives and well-being of the people who inhabit them. We are dedicated to cultivating awareness, advocating for change, and providing solutions that contribute to safer, more resilient communities.
Through rigorous research, education, and collaboration, we strive to make America’s structures not only appear safe but also genuinely and consistently safe, with a strong focus on mitigating the impacts of climate change. Together, we can create a future where the safety of our structures mirrors the strength and security of the communities they serve.