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Building Innovation 2015 Conference & Expo Program

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Security & Disaster Preparedness Symposium:
Means and Methods for Creating Resilient Communities

Earn 6.0 Learning Units / Health, Safety, Welfare

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 9:45 am - 5:30 pm
(Following the Opening Keynote Address at 8:30 am)

Participate in the Security and Disaster Preparedness Symposium: Means and Methods for Creating Resilient Communities and engage with the experts on ways to increase community involvement to improve resilience and prepare for potential disasters.

The concept of resilience encompasses buildings, infrastructure, business continuity and financial stability in a community. The effectiveness of a resilient community depends upon its ability to anticipate, absorb, adapt to and/or rapidly recover from a potentially disruptive event. This one-day symposium will focus on an approach to developing resilience that broadly encompasses physical, social, economic, environmental and security elements that can lead to a decision-making tool or index for evaluating a community’s resilience. Presenters will emphasize the role of social groups and businesses; public and private sector regulatory-based actions; the use of state-of-the-art design and construction; hazard and risk assessment; and political and economic considerations in achieving resiliency.

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

  • Lauren Alexander Augustine, PhD, Associate Executive Director, Program on Risk, Resilience and Extreme Events, National Academy of Sciences
  • David Bonneville, Senior Principal and Science/Technology Practice Area Leader, Degenkolb
  • Stephen A. Cauffman, Lead, Disaster Resilience, Materials and Structural Systems Division, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Michael Chipley, PhD, PMP, LEED AP, President, The PMC Group LLC
  • Michael Davis, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Mohammed M. Ettouney, PhD, PE, F.AEI, Principal, Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
  • Eric Letvin, Director, Hazard Mitigation and Risk Reduction Policy, National Security Council
  • Brian G. Minnich, AIA, LEED AP, Project Manager/Architect, Rubeling & Associates
  • Keith A. Porter, PhD, Research Professor, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado
  • Timothy A. Reinhold, PhD, PE, Senior Vice President, Research and Chief Engineer, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
  • Evan Reis, Co-Founder, U.S. Resiliency Council
  • Adam Rose, Research Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy and Coordinator for Economics, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, University of Southern California
  • Philip J. Schneider, AIA, Director, Multihazard Mitigation Council, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Brent H. Woodworth, President/CEO, Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation
  • Roy Wright, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Topics

  • Resiliency in public-private sector programs
  • Social considerations
  • Economic considerations
  • Cascading effects of hazards
  • Regional Integrated Rapid Visual Screening
  • 2015 NEHRP Provisions
  • Wind codes
  • Public expectations of disaster performance
  • Lifeline interaction
  • School security
  • Cyber security

Schedule

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Conference Opening Keynote presented by Bryan Koon, president of the National Emergency Management Association and director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management

 

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Break

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Facilities Hazards and Risk Assessment
Keith Porter, University of Colorado
Brian Minnich, Rubeling & Associates
Mike Chipley, The PMC Group LLC

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Codes and Governance in the Built Environment
David Bonneville, Degenkolb
Tim Reinhold, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
Michael Davis, Illinois Institute of Technology

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Exhibits Walking Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Social Considerations and Economics
Adam Rose, University of Southern California
Mohammed Ettouney, Weidlinger Associates
Philip J. Schneider, National Institute of Building Sciences
Brent H. Woodworth, Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Break

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Community Resilience
Eric Letvin, National Security Council
Stephen Cauffman, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Roy Wright, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Lauren Alexander Augustine, National Academy of Sciences
Evan Reis, U.S. Resiliency Council

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