Design for Resilient Architecture and Communities
Date: 02/21/2013  
Time: 1:00-6:00 pm
Location: AIA Connecticut, 370 James Street, Suite 402, New Haven, CT
CE Units: 3.5 HSW/SD hours
Description: Sponsored by the AIA Connecticut Committee on the Environment.
Generously Supported by Bison Pumps, James Hardie Building Products, Kinsley Power Systems, Simpson Strong Tie, and Velux America, Inc.

Increasingly severe weather events have made clear the impacts of climate change. These events have unprecedented implications for design professionals to understand new information and tools and to meet new standards of care for natural hazard mitigation and associated public health, safety and welfare.

• Join a panel of nationally recognized experts addressing the rapidly emerging concepts of mitigation and resilience for natural disaster preparedness and sustainability in an important program on designing for disaster.
• Learn how to apply sustainability and resilience principles and practices to projects to strengthen both your businesses and communities.
• Add to this educational opportunity with a visit with our sponsors.

Alex Wilson, founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News, is the president of the Resilient Design Institute. A widely published author, Alex has written hundreds of articles on energy, building technology, and the environment.

Don Watson, FAIA, architect and author, is consultant to private and governmental organizations in the U.S. and abroad on design for sustainability and resilience. A member of the Board of Directors of the National Hazard Mitigation Association, he is a FEMA Subject Matter Expert (SME) on community planning and building technology.

Adam Whelchel, Ph.D, a scientist who speaks on climate issues, has recently provided testimony to the State of Connecticut Task Force on Shoreline Protection. His Coastal Resilience program for The Nature Conservancy is a critical element and necessary tool for architects.

1:00-1:30 pm - Registration and welcome
1:45 pm - Adam Whelchel: Nature Conservancy Resilience/Disaster Recovery Programs and Principles
2:30 pm - Alex Wilson: Residential scale resilience
3:30 pm - Donald Watson: Commercial, institutional, community scale resilience
4:30 pm - Panel discussion: What this means to us and our region
5:00-6:00 pm - Reception with sponsor exhibits and resource table

See Details for full speaker bios.

(Snow date: February 26)

Cost AIA, Senior Associate AIA, Affiliate or allied organization member: $68.00
Cost Associate AIA/Intern Architect member, Architecture Student: $30.00
Cost Non Member: $120.00
Cost FEMA or Connecticut Emergency Management Official: $0.00 (No charge)
Telephone Number: (203) 865-2195

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