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COTE WEBINAR: Adaptation for Resilience (1.5 LU | HSW)

Today’s Bay Area construction projects will endure a host of increasingly extreme climate impacts during their 50 year lifespans. These impacts include higher Bay levels and more frequent and extreme storms, drought, and wildfire, as we still face the ever-present threat of extreme seismic events.

Meanwhile, the cost – in repair and lost productivity – of all extreme events is rising. And even if the climate crisis were halted tomorrow, the current, heightened frequency of severe climate events will batter projects and their communities for years. So, in parallel with our design efforts to mitigate climate change, buildings and their architects must adapt to this new environment.

The AIASF Committee on the Environment is hosting a vital virtual conversation about constructing buildings that surpass the nominal Building Code standard of ‘survivability.’ Four experts – a structural engineer, an owner facing sea-level-rise, a contractor and a wildfire expert – will speak to the progressive value proposition of Adaptation for Resilience. A moderated discussion will follow.

Please join us for this online event during Earth Week’s 50th Anniversary, on John Muir’s birthday, and while we all weather COVAD-19 sequestered at home. This is hosted by AIA San Francisco

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