Buildings and communities are subjected to destructive forces from natural and human-caused hazards such as fire, earthquakes, flooding, sea level rise, tornadoes, tsunamis, severe weather, and even acts of terrorism or social unrest. The forces affecting the built environment are evolving with climate change, environmental degradation, population growth, and migration; this alters long-term conditions and demands design innovation.

Disaster resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, organizations and states to respond to hazards, shocks or stresses. When working within the built environment, it’s important to have foresight: incorporating changing environmental, social, and economic conditions into projects. This requires designs that are tough as well as flexible; providing the ability to not only bounce back, but forward.

COURSES AND PRESENTERS:

  • Resilient by Design, Allison Anderson, FAIA, unabridged Architecture
  • Choosing the Right Framework for Structures, Brian Ward, American Institute of Steel Construction
  • Built to Last: The Relationship Between Resiliency and Sustainability, Jay Martin, TLC Engineeering
  • Understanding Storm Shelters, Mike Guernica, Johnson Architectural Systems
  • Accessibility in Storm Shelters, Marcela Rhoads, FAIA, RAS, Abadi Accessibility
  • Retrofitting for Wind Resistance, FEMA
  • The State of Resiliency in the Built Environment, Tiffany Coppock, AIA, Owens Corning

This event is HYBRID, you may attend in-person or via ZOOM Webinar. The links will be included on the agenda PDF provided to all registered individuals via email before the event. Registrants may attend as many or as few of the seven courses as they choose, but will be required to attend the full course to receive credit for the course.erson or via ZOOM Webinar. The links will be included on the agenda PDF provided to all registered individuals via email before the event. Registrants may attend as many or as few of the seven courses as they choose, but will be required to attend the full course to receive credit for the course.