New Residential Resiliency Guide Advisory Group announced
The following is a press release from Home Innovation Research Labs announcing the Advisory Group for HUD’s Residential Resilience Guidelines for Builders and Developers.
After careful consideration of over 110 applications to be part of the Advisory Group for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Residential Resilience Guidelines for Builders & Developers, Home Innovation Research Labs announced the 31 individuals that will comprise the group, in addition to its chair, Randy Noel, MIRM, CGB, CMP, of REVE, Inc., a leading single-family builder from LaPlace, La.
Ultimately, with the guidance of this group, Home Innovation is tasked by HUD with producing a set of practical, actionable guidelines for builders and developers to design and construct residential buildings, neighborhoods and accessory structures to improve residential resilience and integrate that resiliency with the entire community.
To accomplish this goal, Home Innovation selected Advisory Group members who represent a diverse set of skills, experience and regional knowledge. The group includes architects, engineers, planners, developers, emergency managers, building code officials, builders and representatives from federal, state and local government agencies. The group was also selected to ensure a balance within three specific categories of expertise — users, producers and public interest. Below is a list of all members and the categories they represent.
Anne Anderson, S.E., Green Mountain Structural Engineering, Camas, Washington
Heather Anesta, P.E., S.E., Anesta Consulting, Delray Beach, Florida
Illya Azaroff, AIA, +LAB Architect, NYCCT — CUNY, Brooklyn, New York
Dr. Henry Burton, S.E., University of California, Los Angeles, California
Matthew Cooper, P.E., PEG, LLC, Fairfax, Virginia
Andrew Kollar, AIA, Fused Studios, Lowell, Massachusetts
Darlene Rini, P.E., Jensen Hughes, Los Angeles, California
James Williams, AIA, P.E., JMWA, Inc., South Jordan, Utah
Francis Babineau, Johns Manville, Littleton, Colorado
Daniel Buckley, Garney Construction, Kansas City, Missouri
Michael Chandler, Chandler Design-Build Inc., Mebane, North Carolina
Julia Donoho, AIA, Esq., Homebound Technologies, Inc., Santa Rosa, California
Michael Funk, David Weekley Homes, Houston, Texas
Maria Hernandez, H&H Design and Construction, Inc., Weston, Florida
Elizabeth Miller, Camden Property Trust, Houston, Texas
William Sanderson, Urban Community Developers, Inc., Covington, Kentucky
Lisa Stephens, Saigebrook Development, LLC, Weatherford, Texas
Frank Thompson, Sweetwater Builders, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
Dr. Theresa Weston, DuPont, Richmond, Virginia
Michael Blanford, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Washington, D.C.
Dana Bres, PE, HUD-Retired Disaster Mitigation Expert, Washington, D.C.
Nicholas Crossley, Hamilton County Emergency Management, Cincinnati, Ohio
Melissa Deas, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment, City Climate Resilience Program, Washington, D.C.
Milton “Greg” Grew, AIA, CBO, Town of East Hartford Department of Inspections and Permits, East Hartford, Connecticut
Dr. Therese P. McAllister, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Washington, D.C.
Amanda Siok, FEMA, Region 10-Earthquake, Tsunami & Volcano, Bothell, Washington
Dana Sjostrom, CFM, Memphis-Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, Memphis, Tennessee
Nancy Springer, CBO, Sacramento County Office of Development and Code Services, Sacramento, California
Kristopher Stenger, AIA, City of Winter Park Building and Permitting Services, Winter Park, Florida
Russell Strickland, Maryland Emergency Management Agency, Reisterstown, Maryland
Meghan Walsh, AIA, USDA Rural Development/Auburn University, Washington, D.C.
The inaugural meeting of the Advisory Group was held on Feb. 24, 2020, at Home Innovation’s headquarters in Upper Marlboro, Md. During this initial meeting, the group reviewed processes and protocols for developing the Residential Resilience Guidelines for Builders & Developers, including:
- Role and function of the advisory group, chair and task groups.
- Voting requirements for content development and approval.
- Openness of the process — all meetings; public input/comment on drafts; etc.
- Oversight role of HUD’s Policy Development and Research division.
- Role of Home Innovation Research Labs as moderator and manager of the guideline development process.
For more information on the project, contact John Peavey, P.E., Home Innovation’s building science director.