The Role of Precast Concrete in Resilience-Based Design

The Role of Precast Concrete in Resilience-Based Design
This course will provide an introduction to resilience-based design, as it is distinguished from and compliments traditional green design. Participants will learn how to measure the social and economic benefits of resilience and communicate to clients the importance of selecting resilient structural systems and materials. The webinar will focus on particular resilient properties of precast concrete systems and highlight case studies where precast concrete systems have achieved resilience ratings through the US Resiliency Council Building Rating System. This course is intended for architects, engineers, builders, material suppliers and decision-makers within the building community.

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 12PM Central

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Learning Objectives:
  1. Instruct how to communicate the importance of resilience in the built environment and how it is both different from and compliments green design.
  2. Provides tools for quantifying the performance of buildings in natural hazards along the dimensions of safety, repair costs, and recovery time.
  3. Identify strategies to select structural systems and materials, focusing on precast concrete, that are particularly well-suited to high performing, resilient design.
  4. How to provide clients with benefit-cost and return-on-investment analytics to promote the selection of resilient structural systems and materials.

Presenter: Evan Reis, SE
Executive Director, US Resiliency Council

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5/7/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM