Posts Tagged "Commercial/Public buildings"

A Dramatic Resiliency Plan to Transform New York City: The BIG U Moves Forward

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014

The first portion of the project was approved by HUD in mid-October, 2014 for $335 million.

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Colleges and Universities Can be Models of Resilience

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014

Earlier this year I gave a presentation at a regional conference of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) on how college and university campuses can become resilience hubs. I was recently asked for information on this topic, so decided to upload my presentation so that it can be more widely viewed. There are a lot of reasons why colleges and universities are so well suited to achieving resilience: the single ownership of a campus; the ability to take a long view on economic return on infrastructure improvements; the legal responsibility for the safety of students; a density...

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Resilient Design: Not as mainstream as we’d like

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014

As part of its monthly tracking how the architectural firms are faring, in its latest survey the American Institute of Architects queried members about their resilient design practices. Since “resilient design” is a concept that’s not yet the kind of household word that “sustainability” has become, we’re encouraged at the number of architecture shops that report having done projects that involved resilient design (about a quarter of them) — but at the same time, the numbers indicate that resilient design has a ways to go before it is a mainstream...

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New Public Safety Building in Salt Lake City a Model of Resilience

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014

The Salt Lake City Public Safety Building is designed to maintain functionality during and following the most severe earthquake foreseen.

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Architecture for Humanity

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013

Here’s word of another conference taking up the resiliency theme: On November 7-9th, 2013, your favorite humanitarian design and resiliency conference presented by Architecture for Humanity is back for another round of innovative panel discussions, workshops, Design Open Mic, and inspiring dose of industry networking. This year’s theme, Designing for a More Resilient World, will highlight the intensifying need to protect livelihood in a world which is continuously dealing with the aftereffects of issues like climate change, urbanization and population shock. Via...

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