Building a better world: How architects help their communities pre- and post-disaster

Monday, October 25, 2021 | Noon-1pm ET

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Description: 

Following the release of the 4th edition of the AIA Disaster Assistance Handbook, this course provides an overview of the four phases of disaster management, and the critical role architects play in assisting local efforts to respond, recover, prepare for, and mitigate the risk of disaster events in their communities. Speakers will present case studies of each of the four phases of disaster management and share their compelling experiences. They will focus on existing emergency management systems and protocols; roles of public and private sector stakeholders; emerging data and research; and what architects need to know to reduce loss and help communities plan for a resilient future.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the four phases of disaster management: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. 
  • Identify the opportunities and responsibilities of architects and other stakeholders in disasters, including emergency preparedness and business continuity planning, advocacy, and community engagement.
  • Discuss the challenges to “building back better”, with special emphasis on residential buildings.
  • Recognize the difference between minimum performance requirements reflected in building codes and the opportunity for enhanced resilient design by integrating hazard mitigation strategies. 

 


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  • Kenneth J. Filarski

    FAIA, LEED FELLOW, LEED AP BD+C, SITES AP, AICP, CFM, SAP+AEER, NCARB

    Principal and Founder | Filarski/Architecture+Planning+Research

    Ken is Principal and Founder of FILARSKI/ARCHITECTURE+PLANNING+RESEARCH, an integrated architecture...
  • Janine M. Glaeser

    AIA

    Architect/Project Manager | University of Wisconsin Madison

    Janine Glaeser is a licensed architect currently working as an Architect/Project Manager for the...
  • Ann Holtzman headshot

    Ann Holtzman

    CFM

    Zoning Officer & Flood Plain Administrator | Hoboken, NJ

    Ann Holtzman is the Zoning Officer & Flood Plain Administrator for the City of Hoboken, NJ. She...
  • William (Bill) Melby Headshot

    William Melby

    FAIA
    William (Bill) Melby, FAIA, LEED AP is a recently retired principal of Ordiz-Melby Architects in...
  • John A. Miller Headshot

    John A. Miller

    PE, CFM

    Mitigation Liaison | Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

    John A. Miller joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in August 2018 as a Mitigation...
  • Robert Ooley Headshot

    Robert Ooley

    FAIA

    County of Santa Barbara Architect

    Robert Ooley, FAIA, is an award-winning public-sector architect and currently the County of Santa...
  • William Robarge Headshot

    William Robarge

    AIA, NCARB

    Architect and project manager | TreanorHL Architects

    William Robarge, AIA, is a licensed architect and project manager at TreanorHL Architects, a...