AIA to Provide More Resiliency Training & Disaster Coordination
Originally published by: Architect Magazine — February 7, 2018
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From a cost perspective, it was a record year for natural disasters in the United States in 2017. Hundreds of people lost their lives and thousands of buildings, many of them people’s homes, were destroyed. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is proposing to get architects more engaged in designing more resilient buildings.
A recent Architect Magazine article stated, “2017 made it clear that current codes, infrastructure, and planning fail to adequately account for predictable natural forces that, in the blink of an eye, can sweep away entire communities. In 2018, the AIA is committed to resiliency training and advocacy, and further expanding its state disaster coordinator network to better prepare communities large and small for future disasters and helping to strengthen our nation’s resilience. Our efforts designing new solutions must be disruptive and evolve steadily as we learn even more.”