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Webinar: Designing for Resilience: The role of the structural engineer
May 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
You’ve heard about “resilience.” You might even have been asked by a client about it, read articles about “resilient buildings,” or seen ads for “resilient” products and services. But what is resilience, and how will it affect structural engineering? In brief, resilience-based design shifts the emphasis from the safety of buildings to the recovery of communities from natural hazard events.
This webinar will consider the implications of this shift and cover differences between resilience and performance-based design, retrofit programs, and other worthwhile efforts. The talk will explain several of the leading resilience initiatives (plus some of the misleading ones) and the different perspectives behind them. It will locate structural engineering practice and building codes within the larger resilience context and will discuss how our codes, standards, and practices might develop, or be applied today, to support resilience-based goals.