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Experts chosen for ICC, ANCR buildings resilience benchmarks project

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Experts chosen for ICC, ANCR buildings resilience benchmarks project

Specialists to focus on community preparedness for disasters.

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | April 2, 2018

A distinguished group of specialists has been chosen to help develop the nation’s first community-wide resilience benchmarks related to buildings.

The group consists of subject matter experts who will assist the International Code Council and the Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR) in the effort. The American Institute of Architects and the American Wood Council will support the project.

The Resilient Buildings Committee includes architects, code officials, government experts, and industry professionals from the New York City Department of Buildings, Dow Chemical Company, National Institute of Building Sciences and other organizations. Openings on the water and energy infrastructure committees and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

“We are excited to have a diverse group of experts participating in the creation of the ANCR benchmark system,” said ANCR’s Chairman Maj. General Warren C. Edwards USA (Ret.). “Once complete, this system will provide communities a transparent, practical and commonsense self-assessment to quickly and easily gauge their cross-sector resilience efforts. The devastating storms and fires in California, Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands over the past year illustrate the importance of this groundbreaking program.”

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