Surviving & Thriving: What is Resiliency and How Do We Design for It?

Course Description: Key findings from a recent study conducted by AIA with support from Owens Corning demonstrate that resiliency is a value shared across the design team. However, the interpretation of what resiliency actually means varies greatly based on factors such as design team role, construction type, and experience. This course will consider resiliency from multiple viewpoints, hypothesize on why discrepancies exist when it comes to defining resiliency, and demonstrate actual examples of resilient construction based on recent disaster assessments and actual in situ examples. The content aims to help design team members develop solutions that advance the resilience of commercial buildings.

Learning Objectives:
1. List multiple forms of resilient design and strategy
2. Explain the role that resilient design and materials plays in impact on the environment
3. Identify the impact of resilient design and materials on life safety
4. Identify examples of resilient solutions to common applications
5. List recent research, standards, and regulation resources supporting resilient design

Delivery: Live

Internal Course Code: RES-0822

Duration: 1h

HSW Compatible: Yes

Point of Contact Name: Drew Clausen

Point of Contact Email:

Accredited Associations

Architectural Support - Commercial Insulation

Susan Raneri
Northeast U.S.
Drew Clausen
Central / Southeast U.S.
Saboura Rokhsari
West U.S.