Multihazard Mitigation Council Symposium:
Life-Cycle Performance: Moving Forward to More Resilient Communities
Earn 7.25 Learning Units /Health, Safety, Welfare
Tuesday, January 7, 8:00 am - 5:15 pm
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 to improve resilience and prepare for potential disasters.
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 life-cycle performance.
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 experience gained from the Memphis seismic codes; 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 community resilience.
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.
The presentations below are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.