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August 29, 2013

Resiliency- What is it? And why is everyone talking about it?

by Kim Gayo

Resilience has become a buzzword in the past few years and actively promoted as an effective way to address the devastating effects of natural and man-made disasters on buildings and infrastructure, which have reached unprecedented levels in the past decade.  There is an evident need for critical elements of the built environment, which are directly tied to local/regional economic stability or which hold iconic significance, to be highly adaptive and resistive to a myriad of threat hazards.

Register now and come join Eve Hinman as she shares her thoughts on “Building Resiliency” at the 5th Annual Conference of the Structural Engineers Association of North Carolina.

Location: UNC- Asheville Highsmith University Alumni Hall

Presentation Date: Thursday, September 26th

Time: 3:45pm – 5:15pm

This presentation is intended to provide practical, cost effective solutions for design professionals to implement into building design based on the knowledge already existing in the literature.  Key topics will explore the parallels of resiliency and other performance/aesthetic goals to showcase synergistic design approaches and discuss the extent to which facility/infrastructure function dictates the need for varying degrees of resilience.  Master the concepts of integrated resilient design and usher in a new breed of design that makes risk management available to all and get the most out of every invested dollar!

See you there!


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