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.
This two-day performance-level course will provide professionals with the training necessary to integrate resilient community planning and building design strategies with civic and commercial projects located in hurricane-prone areas. In addition to discussing existing regulations, this course will feature best practices that may increase community shelter capacity while addressing design concerns such as sustainability, accessibility, architectural aesthetics, and regional culture.
Course Modules include:
- Hurricane Science & 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 Saferoom Planning and Building Design