First NIST Workshop on a Community-Centered Approach to Disaster Resilience (National Institute of Standards & Techology)

7 April 2014
12:00 pm - 09:00 pm
National Institute of Standards & Techology, Gaithersburg, MD
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Gaithersburg, MD download flyer This workshop is for planners, designers, engineers, and contractors; facility owners, managers and users; local, state, and federal government officials; utility owners, operators, and regulators; standards and model code development organizations; insurers and re-insurers; industry and professional associations; disaster response and recovery groups, and academic experts. It is part of a series of series of regional workshops to develop a community-centered approach to disaster resilience. The workshops will explore the role that buildings and infrastructure systems play in enabling communities to protect people and property and recover more rapidly from natural and man-made hazards. The effort supports President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. Through multiple workshops and by gathering input from a wide range of stakeholders, NIST will produce a Disaster Resilience Framework. The framework will include performance goals and existing standards, codes, and best practices for buildings and infrastructural lifelines such as water and electrical transmission lines. Communities will be able to use the framework to tailor local codes and standards to their specific disaster resilience needs