Learn best practices and design strategies to make coastal communities more resilient
Hurricanes are among the deadliest and costliest of natural disasters. Our coastal and inland communities that are vulnerable to this force, must adapt to and incorporate this powerful constraint into the planning and design of the built environment. AIA collaborated with the National Disaster Preparedness Center to develop best practices and design strategies to make coastal communities more resilient. The final result was this training.
HURRIPLAN Resilient Building Design for Coastal Communities provides the necessary training to integrate resilient community planning and building design strategies for hurricane-prone sites.
This two-day, FEMA-certified course features best practices that may increase community shelter capacity while addressing design concerns such as sustainability, accessibility, architectural aesthetics, and regional culture.
Topics covered in the training include:
- hurricane science and hazards
- infrastructure failure
- building design case studies
- community resources and insurance
- zoning code strategies
- building code regulations
- guidelines and best practices
- building envelope technology
- community planning and building design
Who can participate?
There are no prerequisites or requirements for this course.
- building and zoning officials
- building managers
- emergency management
- general public
- governmental administrative
- land owners
- mitigation specialists
- private sector/corporate security and safety
- public works
Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course.
Verity L. Frizzell, AIA