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The Resilient Home Building Guide was created to help designers understand high-wind structural systems, materials and details for wood frame house construction.  The guide was produced to be used by FLASH – The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes.  Input on the content and organization of the guide came from a two-day charrette that brought together design professionals and building industry experts from around the country.  The guide explains the different structural components - roof, walls and foundations - of house construction by presenting three construction types for each component.  The three construction types are ordinary construction, high wind construction that is generally required by various building codes, and most importantly, increased resilience construction.  The explanation of increased resilient construction is the purpose of the guide and includes ways to make houses stronger and more resistant to rain and wind in order to reduce the damaging effects of a storm.