Because resilience is a buzzword (and so are many erroneous
forms of its use), clients are starting to simply
request ‘resilient buildings’. We know
that buildings cannot be resilient, but we don’t want to just tell them this
fact. Many structural engineers want to be able to carefully
guide the client toward understanding that a high-performance building is what
they seek. Because building design is in our
wheelhouse, we can then talk expertly about achieving enhanced
objectives using performance-based design or similar techniques.
Resilience is typically focused on natural hazard response and recovery, so the
question is a bit different when considering each specific
hazard. This webinar will present some ways to guide discussions with clients as they consider wind,
flood, earthquake and wildfire hazards.
- Course will award 2.0 hours of continuing education
- Diamond Review approved in all 50 states
- This webinar will be available as a recording.