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Seeking Hazard Mitigation Case Studies for Publication

  • 1.  Seeking Hazard Mitigation Case Studies for Publication

    Posted 01-02-2018 16:15
    Edited by Akanksha Singh 01-02-2018 16:42

    Seeking Hazard Mitigation Case Studies for Publication

    AIA is seeking case studies of single family homes that embody one or more Qualities of Resilience. Qualities of Resilience describes characteristics or questions for design teams to consider in an integrated systems-approach to design.  With a performance-based approach to answering the question "What is a Resilient Building?" architects are able to prioritize the unique needs of their clients to contribute to the social, economic and environmental resilience of communities.

    Case studies should exhibit innovative, hazard mitigation best practices for one or more of the following:

    • Flood (all types, including riverine and coastal)
    • Tornadoes
    • Wildfires
    • Hurricanes
    • Earthquakes

    If you have a single family home you'd like to submit for consideration, please complete this brief form by January 15.

     

     



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    Akanksha Singh
    Specialist, Knowledge Communities
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC
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  • 2.  RE: Seeking Hazard Mitigation Case Studies for Publication

    Posted 01-03-2018 17:40
    Glad to see AIA step up to assemble mitigation stories. I would urge the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS) also be consulted. As a former Chair & Board Member of NIBS I can tell you they have a huge store of information on resilience and the value of mitigation rather than recovery. They have worked with FEMA for many years to help governmental departments as well as state & local jurisdictions nitrate and prepare.

    I would also add one caution. Your list of events for which you seek solutions focuses solely on natural events. At NIBS we acknowledged that manmade events also need to be mitigated in the design, construction and operation of the built environment. While they are a challenge to clearly identify they can be assessed, mitigation steps taken and preparations for recovery implemented. NIBS can assist there as well.

    I look forward to see the publication.

    RK Stewart FAIA
    2007 AIA President
    M: 415.250.4849
    rk@rkstewartconsultants.com





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  • 3.  RE: Seeking Hazard Mitigation Case Studies for Publication

    Posted 01-04-2018 20:07

    Hi RK thanks for the insight!  Not surprised to find you have had a leadership role in this area (on top of all your other leadership including AIA).

     

    Is there some route via which the existing trove of information is searchable by practicing architects ?

     

    Cheers

    Michael F. Malinowski FAIA




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  • 4.  RE: Seeking Hazard Mitigation Case Studies for Publication

    Posted 01-03-2018 18:37

    As with all things sustainable it is location, Location, location and a dash of common sense.

    Something that is not very celebrated these days.

     

    Edgar

     

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    Edgar Adams, AIA

    Professor

    School of Architecture, Art & Historic Preservation

    Roger Williams University

    One Old Ferry Road

    Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

     

    Office: Rm # 241

    Phone: 401.254.3279

     




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