Miami skyline

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May 31, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Applies to structures larger than 7,000 sf.


Resilience Building Coalition releases progress report

Construction in New York City in 2016. Photo: Basically Biz/Creative Commons.

May 12, 2016 | AIA

The coalition released a set of guiding principles to help the building industry adopt resilient...

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AIA to create a resilience curriculum for architects

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May 11, 2016 | AIA

The program will teach resilient design and decision-making on hazard mitigation, climate adaptat...

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Flooding in Hoboken, N.J., after Hurricane Sandy in late 2012. New legislation would allow private carriers to offer flood insurance. Image: Jean-Paul Picard/Fund for a Better

May 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Thanks to new floodplain maps, this market, previously the sole province of a federal program, lo...

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Connecticut to develop new code standards for resiliency

Flooding in Hartford, Conn., in 2007. Photo: billandkent/Creative Commons.

May 02, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Expected more frequent severe weather events due to climate change prompts review.


Houston at high risk for major damage from hurricanes

Aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas, in 2008. Photo: Commons.

April 06, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

After a decade of study, little has been done to improve resiliency.

HGA and Perkins+Will join National Resilience Initiative Network

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March 24, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Minneapolis offices of the two firms will partner with the University of Minnesota College of...

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New York City releases Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 Guiding Principles

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March 17, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Addresses sustainability, resiliency, healthy living.


Legal challenge filed over N.J.’s new coastal management regulations

Beach in Ventnor, New Jersey. Photo: Peter Miller/Creative Commons.

February 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Groups argue rules make it easier to build in flood-prone areas.


Obama establishes federal earthquake risk management standard

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February 16, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard requires federal agencies to use earthquake-resistant design provisions in current b...

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New York City’s post-Hurricane Sandy resiliency efforts hailed as exemplar

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February 02, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Lessons learned can help urban areas cope with climate change impacts.


Section of New Orleans will try new approach to flood control

Photo: Shawn Harquail/Creative Commons.

January 29, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The city will turn to a retain and control storm water strategy.

LEED credits on resiliency expected to influence future of building design

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January 13, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Post-disaster survivability is a key goal.

Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Photo: Adam Jones, Ph.D.

December 08, 2015 | Jim Shelton, YaleNews
New earthquake rating system released by the U.S. Resiliency Council

Photo: Richard Walker/Creative Commons.

December 07, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Intended for building owners and leasing, finance, and insurance industry.

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