Tag: resiliency

Transportation Resilience Innovations Summit set for Denver

Denver will serve as the location for the inaugural meeting on managing the impact of natural and man-made disasters on infrastructure, bringing together transportation leaders from around the country.

New engineering center to develop scientific and engineering principles of resilient systems

A new Purdue University College of Engineering center has been unveiled to seek the foundational design principles that underlie resilient systems.

Black & Veatch: Data analytics, resilience and sustainability drive water discussion

Collecting data from our water systems is one thing. Acting on that information is game-changing, and a Black & Veatch survey shows that the water space is taking note.

USRC announces broad support for seismic resilience bill

The U.S. Resiliency Council (USRC) announced growing support from fair housing, sustainability, design professionals, trade, business and labor organizations for AB2681 by Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, a bill that will help cities identify seismically vulnerable structures in California communities.

USRC releases whitepaper on earthquake resilience

A whitepaper written by key members of the Seismic Resilience Initiative, a working group led by the United States Resiliency Council (USRC), describes in depth the threats of earthquakes on society and the economic benefits that come from having safer structures in a community.

BuildSteel e-book offers tips to minimize construction impacts from fire, cold weather, hurricanes, and...

BuildSteel, a partnership of steel and construction industry organizations, released “Strength in the Face of Disaster: How Cold-Formed Steel Framing Keeps Buildings Safe,” a free e-book exploring the durability and resiliency of cold-formed steel (CFS) framing when confronted with fire, cold weather, hurricanes and flooding.

National Engineers Week: Jacobs highlights opportunities creating a more connected, sustainable world

In honor of National Engineers Week, Feb. 18-24, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is highlighting examples of inspiring work that the company’s engineers and technologists do to make a positive difference in the world.

ASBPA 2018 National Coastal Conference issues call for abstracts

The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA), in cooperation with the Coastal Zone Foundation, announced the Call for Abstracts for its 2018 National Coastal Conference, Oct. 30-Nov 2 at the Galveston Island Convention Center on Galveston Island, Texas. The theme of the 2018 conference, “Resilient Shorelines for Rising Tides.”

ANCR begins development of nation’s first whole-community resilience benchmarks

The International Code Council and the Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR) are beginning development of the nation’s first whole-community resilience benchmarks this month. The ANCR technical committee will first focus on creating benchmarks for buildings, water and energy, core functional areas for all communities.

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