NCSEA is proud to deliver a brand new Web-Based Symposium for you on resilience. This web-based Resilience Symposium will be delivered over 3 weeks in three 1.5-hour webinars by some of the industry’s best and brightest minds.
Resilience depends on the ability of infrastructure to withstand anticipated hazards, the users to recover functionality within a specified time frame, and for the community to adapt to changing conditions. Built infrastructure plays a key role in community resilience; robust or tough infrastructure can withstand natural hazards and provide usable space to help communities recover. Therefore, buildings and infrastructure need to be designed not just for minimum life safety, but also for functional recovery.
This symposium presents resilience as a concept and summarizes each of the primary natural hazards and how we treat them as structural engineers. We will explore what it means to contribute to community resilience as a structural engineer and how to consider recovery in addition to safety when designing buildings and infrastructure. In addition to natural hazards, disruptive events represent a challenge for communities for which they must recover; we will present new thoughts about what it means to recover and how one might consider recovery in the context of changing conditions.
The registration fee for the Symposium is $295 for members ($500 for nonmembers), which includes all 4.25 hours of education. Each individual webinar can be purchased separately for $150 for members ($250 for nonmembers).
- Purchase all 3 webinars in the Symposium and have access to the recordings for 1 Year.
- Each seminar purchase is per office location. If your firm is operating remotely, please review the Webinar FAQ's on how to accommodate multiple users from the same location.
- Attendees may be contacted by sponsors of this Series. You may opt-out of this by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: These webinars are not included in the NCSEA Webinar Subscription.
Part 1 of the 3-part series will present resilience through the lens of a structural engineer, defining the role of the structural engineer in the process and introducing the terminology and concepts being discussed today by many technical committees. We will explore our Codes and Standards framework, and the philosophy and rationale beyond probabilities being used as the basis for performance expectations. Part 1 will feature an overview of three common design hazards (earthquake, tornado, wind), their current design philosophy, challenges and shortfalls of this philosophy in a resilience context, and ideas being discussed for upcoming Standards revisions.
December 8 - The Future of Resilience - RECORDING IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Part 2 of the 3-part series will recap the key messages of Part 1 as they relate to the structural engineer’s role in resilience. We will explore resilience as considered for three additional design hazards (tsunami, flood, wildfire), their current design philosophy, challenges and shortfalls of this philosophy in a resilience context, and ideas being discussed for upcoming Standards revisions. Part 2 will close with a discussion of current research and studies with a focus on design standards, performance reliability, and infrastructure design goals applied to a community resilience framework.
December 15 - Adaptive Resilience - RECORDING IS NOW AVAILABLE!
The final session of the 3-part series will shift from a focus on common design hazards to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is shaping the future of resilience thinking. The current pandemic is a hazard unlike the natural hazards discussed in Parts 1 and 2. The pandemic presents a unique opportunity to discuss disruption and recovery of our communities, while recognizing the introduction of an additional adaptation phase. The discussion will leave the participants with novel thoughts and concepts of community resilience and its reliance on building and infrastructure performance that can be applied to future projects.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Monica Shripka (email@example.com) for more info!
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