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Preparing New and Existing Structures for Longevity and Extreme Conditions

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    $30 for BSA members ($60 for non-members)

Much like “sustainability” before it, the term “resilience” has come to the forefront of discussion about our built environment and communities. This presentation by Alec Zimmer PE, senior project manager, at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., will explore how resilience is defined, why it is now “a national imperative,” according to the National Academy of Sciences, how risks are evaluated, and methods to mitigate risks from a structural engineering perspective. The presentation will also look to the future in assessing the resilience of our building stock. Most importantly, the presentation will consider resilience in the buildings we design and to have candid discussions with building owners and users about their expectations for building performance when faced with extreme events.

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