Posts Tagged "flooding"

An Awesome New Tool for Mapping Coastal Flood Risk

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015

In my opinion, there’s no more useful resource out there to help us understand flood hazards in coastal locations.

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Fundamentals of Resilient Design: Wet Floodproofing

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

Letting floodwaters into a building is an important resilience measure, but it has to be done in a way that prevents damage.

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Proposing a Resilient America Service Corps

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015

Along with outdoors-focused initiatives, a Resilient America Service Corps could provide the labor needed for weatherization, installing window treatments, and carrying out deep-energy retrofits.

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Engineering Our Way Out of Global Warming: Is Climate Intervention a Global Warming Solution That Republicans Will Get Behind?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015

I am all for carbon-capture—both the research needed to better understand it and the implementation of strategies that employ it. But albedo modification (enhanced solar reflectivity) is a different story.

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Views on resilient design by some leading architects

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015

There’s a nice discussion about resilient design in Metal Architecture magazine that was just posted. It features Robin Guenther, FAIA of Perkins + Will; Greg Mella, FAIA of SmithGroup; Robin Minnery, the new staff leader on resilience issues at the American Institute of Architects; Jeffrey Dugan, AIA of Dattner Architects; and myself. Along with providing useful overviews of resilient design and how it differs by location and  building type, we even get into how metal affects the resilience of a building—it is a magazine on metal buildings, after all! (I noted that metal is...

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