Tuesday Keynote - Climate Changed: What Will You Do When Your Project Floods?

In light of the catastrophic flooding which occurred throughout the Northeast region in 2023, we must challenge ourselves to confront the increased likelihood of extreme weather events and diminished water resilience that our projects now face. Resilience can only be achieved if we embrace the reality of new weather patterns and adjust both design and funding strategies accordingly. Speakers will delve into the critical intersections between water, resilience, decarbonization, and preservation to emphasize that this is an all-hands-on-deck challenge which extends beyond the boundaries of our project sites and across their broader watersheds.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 9:00am to 10:00am

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Harbor Ballroom

CEU Information: 

BOC: 1 credit hour
GBCI: 1 credit hour (BD+C, WELL)
MA CSL: 1 credit hour (Elective)
NAHB: 1 credit hour
NARI: 1 credit hour
PHI: Credit offered for full conference attendance
Phius: Credit offered for each full conference day
RESNET: Credit offered for each full conference day

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the main factors contributing to increased flooding and other climate related threats to buildings.
  • Take a holistic approach to resilient design that incorporates the perspectives of civil and mechanical engineering, architecture, and planning.
  • Expand the concept of resilience beyond individual building sites to encompass whole communities and watersheds.
  • Take concrete steps to make buildings more resilient to extreme weather, drawing on lessons learned from case studies.

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