W5.9
The Role of the Roof in Resilient Building Design

Recent powerful climate storms have the government discussing the need for resilient buildings: buildings that can withstand the storms, provide life safety and be repairable. Facility managers require sustainable, energy efficient and resilient buildings. The roofing system is often the first line of defense in catastrophic natural disasters. The roof can mitigate the impacts of these emergencies and allow a building to withstand and recover from the disruption. Resilience is increasingly being viewed as an important performance objective for construction and is being actively discussed at all levels of the building industry.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the various definitions of resiliency.
2. Learn what governments, codes & standards, and trade associations are discussing about resiliency and resilient design.
3. Learn how the roofing system and roofing assembly can contribute to the overall resilient design of the building.
4. Analyze higher-level details to ask for in new roof and retrofit projects that will improve the overall resiliency of the building.
Session Details Start Time: 5/17/2017 4:10:00 PM End Time: 5/17/2017 5:00:00 PM Presented By:

Tom Hutchinson AIA, CSI, FRCI, RRC, RRP
Principal
Hutchinson Design Group, Ltd.


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Ellen Thorp, CAE
Associate Executive Director
EPDM Roofing Association


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Room Number: M9/10 Audience: Intermediate CEU: 0.1 Track: Energy, Sustainability and TechnologyVIEW ALL

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