Resilient Building Codes host recognizes NCMA, AGC, AIA deliverables

Sources: White House Briefing Room; CP staff

Along with the federal agency actions stemming from the Conference on Resilient Building Codes, the White House cited related measures unfolding at the National Concrete Masonry Association and Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, plus architectural, engineering and construction peer groups.

  • NCMA commits to developing materials supporting a refined articulation of resilient construction as construction designed and built to survive foreseeable catastrophic events and continue near normal operation within a short recovery period.
  • CRSI is launching a comprehensive education program this year, incorporating web-based tools and local learning resources to convey best practices for resilient design and construction.
  • Associated General Contractors of America commits to supporting a coordinated national infrastructure investment strategy, and providing education and outreach to construction professionals on resiliency initiatives.
  • American Institute of Architects plans a curriculum for members’ professional development, encompassing resilient design and decision-making on hazard mitigation, plus community resilience.
  • Federal Alliance for Safe Homes is launching a national hurricane resilience initiative, #HurricaneStrong, through collaboration with FEMA, NOAA/National Weather Service, The Home Depot, and The Weather Channel
  • International Code Council will co-lead an effort targeting a nationwide coalition to create and develop the country’s first Whole-Community metric for resilience.
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America aims to incorporate the latest knowledge to advance resilience and implementation of related building code provisions through its network of sites offering Department of Labor-approved apprenticeship programs.
  • National Institute of Building Sciences commits to convening industry stakeholders to develop recommendations advancing resilience and long-term performance in codes, standards and other policies.
  • Urban Land Institute plans 2016 launch of a Returns on Resilience website, spotlighting design and development leaders in the real estate industry and highlighting the business case for resilient buildings.