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Building Innovation 2014 Conference & Expo Program: MMC Symposium

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.

Speakers
  • Bryan Koon, Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management, Vice-President, National Emergency Management Association, and Vice-Chair, Multihazard Mitigation Council
  • Dave Canaan, Director, Mecklenburg County (N.C.) Land and Water Resources
  • Leslie Chapman-Henderson, President/Chief Executive Officer, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc.
  • 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
Topics
  • State Issues
  • Managing Future Flood Conditions
  • Politics, Economics
  • Performance-Based Design
  • Resilience and Economics
  • Local Code Issues
Symposium Schedule

The presentations below are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. PDF

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Introduction
Neil Blais
, Chairman, Multihazard Mitigation Council

8:15 am – 9:25 am

State Issues
Bryan Koon
, Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management, Vice-President, National Emergency Management Association, and Vice-Chair, Multihazard Mitigation Council

9:25 am – 9:40 am

Break

9:40 am – 10:50 pm

Managing Future Flood Conditions
Dave Canaan
, Director, Mecklenburg County (N.C.) Land and Water Resources

10:50 am – 12:00 pm

Politics, Economics and Champions / Foes for Memphis Seismic Codes
Leslie Chapman-Henderson
, President/Chief Executive Officer, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pmLunch

1:30 pm – 2:40 pm

Performance-Based Design
Dr. Keith A. Porter
, Associate Research Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder

2:40 pm – 2:55 pm

Break

2:55 pm – 4:05 pm

Resilience and Economics
Dr. Adam Rose
, Coordinator for Economics, National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, University of Southern California

4:05 pm – 5:15 pm

Local Code Issues
Stephen Szoke
, Director of Codes and Standards, Portland Cement Association



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