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Fortified Homebuilding (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-05-24

Duration: 00:06:04

Subjects: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | House Construction | Scientific research


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Kleinpeter, Shelly Interviewee
  • Nahmens, Isa Interviewee
  • Rohli, Robert Interviewee


This segment from the May 24, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on a project by LSU researchers aimed at exploring the feasibility of integrating fortified building standards into manufactured homes to improve storm resiliency. She tours the LaHouse Research and Education Center on the campus of LSU in Baton Rouge with Shelly Kleinpeter, the creative content manager for LaHouse. She also interviews two of the researchers, Isa Nahmens, LSU industrial engineering professor, and Robert Rohli, LSU oceanography and coastal sciences professor.