Enhanced Resilience: Why We Need It


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Title: Enhanced Resilience: Why We Need It

Author(s): Stephen S. Szoke

Publication: Web Session



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Date: 3/28/2015

This session will explore the topic of resilience as it pertains to the homes we live in and the communities they create. Attendees will come away with a greater understanding of economic and societal impacts of less durable housing, what it means to be resilient, and ways to create better buildings with concrete systems. New research into measuring the resilience of a home will link the use of concrete materials and systems to sustainable, longer-lasting structures. It will also detail the ways in which specific weather events such as high winds and storm surge can affect the built environment. Attendees will hear about protective measures for creating hazard-resistant housing using concrete building solutions. Case studies of real-world concrete homes subjected to severe weather will examine their design, construction, and performance to demonstrate that current technology exists to prevent this type of damage.

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