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New Construction: Hazard Mitigation Strategies (Resilience Series Course 6)

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As billion-dollar natural disasters happen with increasing frequency and intensity, clients need buildings that help them protect their assets now—and into the future. This intermediate-level course teaches you best practices in hazard mitigation strategies that go beyond the existing code to protect your client’s investment and reduce their risk in new building projects. Using case studies of successful mitigation strategies and best practices from leading experts like FEMA Building Science, this course dives deep into design principles and key concepts to help you make strategic design decisions for hazards including water inundation, wind and storms, geologic/seismic hazards and other climate-related hazards. Every property will be exposed to a unique set of hazards. This course can help you design to reduce the risk associated with primary and secondary hazards, and their cascading effects.

This course is part of the AIA Resilience and Adaptation Series, a multi-course series that provides you with the tools and knowledge you need to design for resilience. Take all of the courses in this series to earn a certificate of completion.

Course expires on 10/31/2024

This course is sponsored by Owens Corning

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Learning Objectives


Describe the concepts of hazard mitigation strategy: Protect, accommodate, and avoid.


Explain the potential impacts of each type of hazard event.


Apply hazard mitigation strategies to design projects for key hazard types.


Understand how various building components contribute to a building's hazard resistance.

The AIA Resilience and Adaptation Online Series is developed by the AIA as part of the resilience and adaptation initiative.