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Strong bones Flooding and other natural disasters can exacerbate problems related to poorly maintained or aging school infrastructure. Photo courtesy of jayfish/iStock/

Strong bones

Addressing the aging of critical infrastructure to insure against unexpected failure and natural disasters.

The recent water main breakage in Los Angeles shines a spotlight on a problem that all too many K-12 schools, colleges, and universities face: the risk of critical but aging infrastructure failing suddenly. While not all failures are as spectacular as millions of gallons of water flooding streets and damaging UCLA campus landmarks, the impact of key electrical, mechanical, plumbing, communication, or power plant failures can be far-reaching, even more so than the failure of individual

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