Building for Resilience: Challenges, Advantages, and Strategies

Examine essential information on the urgency, necessity, and ROI of building for resilience that you can articulate to clients and implement in your practice.

Description: 

Understanding the challenges and advantages of and the strategies for building for resilience is essential to the process of designing the next generation of buildings. Join industry-experts who make the case for how design strategy, architects, engineers, designers, and planners should all respond to extreme and escalating weather trends.

In this two-part, 1.5 LU/HSW session, presenters from the utilize current research, case studies, and data to provide a balanced message regarding the urgency, necessity, and ROI of building for resilience and offer practical approaches for best achieving desired outcomes.

In partnership with AIA|DC.

Learning objectives

Part 1: Resilience by Design: What Businesses Need to Know about Weather and Climate Risks with Dr. Louis Gritzo

  • Describe the risks of natural disasters and the need for resilient design.
  • Describe lessons from past natural disasters on the east and gulf coasts on the built environment.
  • Describe changes in climate trends and flood exposure risk in the DC region, and appropriate design responses to region-specific weather events.
  • Describe loss prevention techniques such as flood barrier testing and certification options for buildings.

Part 2: Challenges and Opportunities in Resilient Building Design with Katie Wholey, ACIP 

  • Describe the concept of “Total Design” as the integration of the design and construction process and the interdependence of all the professionals involved; the creative and innovative nature of engineering design.
  • Develop a suite of strategies that will mitigate risks and also meet client goals for resilient design.
  • Implement strategies for educating the client and the design team on the hazards and potential risks at the project site.
  • Implement strategies for establishing a clear definition of what resilience means to the client and how they expect the building to function.
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$40 non-member
$25 member
1.50 LUs
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  • RIBA

Instructors

  • Louis Gritzo

    Louis Gritzo

    Ph.D.

    Vice President, Research / FM Global

    Dr. Louis Gritzo is vice president and manager of research with FM Global, one of the world’s...
  • Katie Wholey

    Katie Wholey

    ACIP

    Senior Resilience Consultant / Arup

    Katie Wholey is a Resilience Consultant and Urban Planner in Arup’s Boston office, specializing in...

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