May 25, 2016
White House Summit: Resilient Building Codes
by & Kim Gayo
Evan Reis, Senior Managing Engineer at Hinman Consulting Engineers, attended the White House Summit on Resilient Building Codes, on May 10, 2016. The White House hosted the conference to highlight the critical role of building codes in furthering community resilience and the importance of incorporating resilience and the future impacts of climate change in the codes and standards development process. The Administration highlighted Federal and private sector efforts aimed at advancing the principles of resilience in building codes and standards, and building design.
Evan attended the event as a Director of the nonprofit US Resiliency Council and noted that, “The summit was an opportunity for engineers, architects, and other design professionals who have been working for more than 20 years to promote resilience in the built environment, to collaborate with leaders in the public sector, insurance industry, and code-writing bodies on ways to make a strong social and financial value proposition for integrating resilience into our nation’s building codes.”
Hinman Consulting Engineers provides its clients with resilient design strategies to protect buildings and assets against natural and man-made disasters. Through tools developed in-house, such as ROAM – Risk Optimization and Management – and its benefit-cost and return on investment (ROI) programs, Hinman is able to calculate the value of, and help clients make the case for, investing in resilient design.
You can watch a video of the White House Summit here.