Resiliency

Feds push use of eminent domain to force people out of flood-prone homes

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake

   

March 13, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Local officials that don’t comply could lose federal money to combat climate change.

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December 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...

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Turner Construction is using this card to summarize its program. The "Green" graphic represents how the contractor is elevating what green means, and the three pillars of its program. Image: Turner Construction

April 22, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The company targets a 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions and water use from construction activit...

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March 29, 2019 | Charles H. Boney, FAIA, LEED AP

Resilient design principles will be critical in preparing our communities for future storms, writ...

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March 07, 2019 | Deborah Hanamura

Sustainable design strategies create more resilient buildings. However, only truly focused purpos...

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February 27, 2019 | Maria Roldan and Yanel de Angel

Conceived in the Boston studio of Perkins+Will, the ResilientSEE team developed a resilient plann...

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Aerial view of Cornell Tech Campus

Courtesy SOM, Lucas Blair Simpson

October 25, 2018 | Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa, Project Manager, SOM

New York City’s newest university campus, Cornell Tech, pushes the limits of sustainable and resi...

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September 04, 2018 | Kimberly Seigel

Resilient design, much like all projects in the built environment, requires funding.  

A hurricane in Key West
May 17, 2018 | AIA

Urge senate passage of disaster recovery reform act; Relationship-building with local communities...

A rendering of the project area of Bridgeport, Conn.'s South End, where an AEC team has been selected to devise a resilience plan to mitigate future flooding. Image: Courtesy of Waggonner & Ball

February 21, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The design and construction project would perpetuate efforts that date back several years.

Alys Beach, a luxury residential community in western Florida, enforces building standards that protect its houses from high winds. Image: Alys Beach

January 24, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Alys Beach’s in-house GC builds to standards set by the FORTIFIED program.

January 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Volunteers sought for committee openings.

Stork Meadow

Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller

January 17, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The C.F. Møller-designed project is slated for completion in 2021.

November 15, 2017 | Blake Jackson

The developer sees resilient developments achieving top-of-market pricing, faster leasing, higher...

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Rendering of Clippership Wharf

Clippership Wharf, a 478-unit mixed-use redevelopment in Boston whose construction began this year, will elevate the first floors of its buildings 24 feet above the Boston city baseline. A 1,400-foot-long public Harbor Walk will be 14 to 16 feet above sea level. Courtesy Lendlease Development.

October 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma expose the necessity—and limitations—of resilient design and construct...

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A flooded neighborhood
October 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Convincing people to relocate can be a psychological hurdle.

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October 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

An array of guidelines and standards coming from all kinds of sources are jockeying for position...

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People running through a mixed-use waterfront community in San Francisco

Perkins+Will has written the design controls for the redevelopment of a 28-acre surface parking lot in San Francisco into a mixed-use waterfront community called Mission Rock, which would have a mesa running through it to handle sea levels that are projected to rise as high as 66 inches by 2100, compared to 24 inches today. Courtesy Perkins+Will. 

October 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Projects like these, where resilience is central to their design and construction, are becoming m...

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A rendering of the East Coast Resiliency Project

Rendering courtesy of BIG.

September 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will safeguard the Lower East Side against severe weather and rising sea levels.

A street lamp sticking out of rising floodwaters

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September 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New green infrastructure should be part of rebuild.

Water Street Tampa's 18 buildings are being designed by mulitple architecturual and design firms. The 50-acre, 9-million-sf community is expected to attract 23,000 workers and residents to Tampa's downtown. Image: Strategic Property Partners. CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE IMAGE

August 30, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Nine architects, three interior designers, and nine contractors are involved in this $3 billion p...

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Rendering courtesy CTA Architects

June 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The affordable housing complex was hit hard during Hurricane Sandy, leaving residents without ele...

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Florida preparing to adjust to new building elevation requirements

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May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New floodplain maps and state code changes loom.

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April 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Updates provide guidance on how design and construction pros and emergency managers can work toge...

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Courtesy The Seasteading Institute

January 31, 2017 | Peter Fabris Contributing Editor

New approach to resiliency examined in French Polynesia.

Rendering courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

January 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

At the heart of Vincent Callebaut Architectures’ eco-neighborhood will be three 100-meter-tall Ve...

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November 03, 2016 | Nathan Cherry

CallisonRTKL’s Nathan Cherry discusses hurricanes, the San Francisco waterfront, and how we can f...

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Image courtesy of Arup

October 05, 2016 | David Malone

The building has achieved REDi Gold Rating, resilience-based design guidelines developed by Arup...

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Image courtesy of Mads-Ulrik Husum.

September 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Growroom’s spherical shape means it can also double as a covered outdoor public space.

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York, Wikipedia Creative Commons

August 31, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proposal ‘would essentially rewrite the current 100-year flood standard.’

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