Building a better world: How architects help their communities pre- and post-disaster
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.
- 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.
The following organizations have approved this course for self-reporting
- The Association of State Floodplain Management (ASFPM) | 1 CEC for Certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs).
- American Planning Association (APA) | 1 CM | APA Rhode Island Chapter - Course # 9223606
Recorded live on October 25, 2021.
FAIA, LEED FELLOW, LEED AP BD+C, SITES AP, AICP, CFM, SAP+AEER, NCARB
Principal and Founder | Filarski/Architecture+Planning+ResearchKen is Principal and Founder of FILARSKI/ARCHITECTURE+PLANNING+RESEARCH, an integrated architecture...
Architect/Project Manager | University of Wisconsin MadisonJanine Glaeser is a licensed architect currently working as an Architect/Project Manager for the...
Zoning Officer & Flood Plain Administrator | Hoboken, NJAnn Holtzman is the Zoning Officer & Flood Plain Administrator for the City of Hoboken, NJ. She...
FAIAWilliam (Bill) Melby, FAIA, LEED AP is a recently retired principal of Ordiz-Melby Architects in...
Mitigation Liaison | Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)John A. Miller joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in August 2018 as a Mitigation...
County of Santa Barbara ArchitectRobert Ooley, FAIA, is an award-winning public-sector architect and currently the County of Santa...
Architect and project manager | TreanorHL ArchitectsWilliam Robarge, AIA, is a licensed architect and project manager at TreanorHL Architects, a...