Oct. 16: Using Brick for Resilient Structures in Communities

An opportunity to earn 3 CM credits at the Center for Architecture, on October 16th.  The event is held each year in DC and Baltimore with attendance selling out.  This is a great opportunity to interact and hear from other disciplines, which often results in a lively Q&A.   The program will be worth 3 AIA/CES HSW for architects and 3 AICP CM credits for planners, and you can read the full invitation for complete details.
Location:      Center for Architecture

1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Date:           October 16, 2013
Time:           8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Credits:        3 APA CM credits

8:30 am         Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am         Masonry Resiliency: More Than Building Codes
David Biggs, PE, SE
Biggs Engineering Consulting

Masonry, as a class of materials, is more durable, sustainable, and economical than most other building materials. However, materials alone do not assure resiliency in disasters. That comes from the materials and their overall performance within systems. This presentation will highlight various properties of masonry wall systems that produce structures resilient to natural disasters and man-made events. It will discuss where building codes are insufficient and where designers need to go beyond minimum code criteria. Examples will be drawn from earthquakes, fires, storms, and other disasters, and will indicate opportunities for architects, engineers, and planners to create more resilient communities.

10:00 am       Philadelphia’s Progress Towards a Sustainable and Resilient Future
Sarah Wu
The City of Philadelphia

The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is spearheading a climate adaptation working group for the City of Philadelphia. Local government has a responsibility to ensure the continued delivery of high quality municipal services in the face of a changing climate. Learn about how the City of Philadelphia is cataloging local climate change vulnerabilities and developing strategies to limit damages to infrastructure, public health, and the economy.

11:00 am       Brick’s Role in Resiliency
Brian Trimble, PE, LEED AP
Brick Industry Association

With a movement towards resilient construction, learn from these industry experts about just what exactly brick’s role can be. Durable to wind-blown debris and designed to tolerate water penetration, the attributes and qualities of brick will be discussed. Any building that can sustain the test of time and endure changing conditions exhibits resiliency at its best. Case studies from recent events and natural disasters will be highlighted with an emphasis for architects and planners both.

12:30 pm       Q&A Session

Register now at www.gobrick.com/CFAevent, and we will look forward to seeing you at the event on October 16.


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