Symposium to Examine Mitigation, Life-Cycle Performance in Communities
Friday, October 18, 2013
How can communities improve resilience and
prepare for potential disasters? Participate in the Multihazard Mitigation
Council (MMC) Symposium: Life-Cycle Performance: Moving Forward to
More Resilient Communities and engage with the experts on ways to
increase community involvement in resilience and potential disaster
preparedness. The MMC Symposium will be held Tuesday, January 7, 8:00 am – 5:15
pm, as part of Building Innovation 2014: the
National Institute of Building Sciences Conference and Expo.
Building on the 2013 MMC Symposium, which had the
theme, Large-Scale Mitigation Planning and Strategies, the 2014 MMC
Symposium will look at barriers to mitigation in the nation’s local residential
and commercial sectors, and how these barriers impact a community’s ability to
respond to, and recover from, a disaster. As these barriers are eliminated, the
United States becomes more resilient and the nation’s communities gain increased
Presenters will make the case for enhanced
resiliency in building design and construction based on a state and local
perspective of mitigation; using performance-based design; managing future flood
conditions; sharing gained experiences; and by understanding the economics of
resilience. Speakers will investigate possible mitigation incentives and
highlight the pros and cons of voluntary and mandatory efforts to improve
The Symposium’s coordinators designed a program
that gives participants the opportunity to engage with speakers and each other
in extended question and answer (Q&A) sessions on each topic.
- Hon. Susan
Brooks, Chairwoman, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, U.S. House of
- Charley English,
Director, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and President, National Emergency
Management Association (invited)
- Dave Canaan,
Director, Mecklenburg County (N.C.) Land and Water Resources
Chapman-Henderson, President/Chief Executive Officer, Federal Alliance for Safe
- Dr. Keith A.
Porter, Associate Research Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
- Dr. Adam Rose,
Coordinator for Economics, National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of
Terrorism Events, University of Southern California
- Stephen Szoke,
Director of Codes and Standards, Portland Cement Association
Register to Attend
Get ready to examine ways to improve mitigation
and life-cycle performance in communities.
Register now to attend
Building Innovation 2014 and the MMC Symposium and save.
Early-bird rates end 10/31/13.