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.
Rendering courtesy C.F. Møller
January 17, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor
The C.F. Møller-designed project is slated for completion in 2021.
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... read more
October 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Convincing people to relocate can be a psychological hurdle.
Heller Manus Architects
October 16, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
An array of guidelines and standards coming from all kinds of sources are jockeying for position... read more
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... read more
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.
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... read more
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... read more
May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
New floodplain maps and state code changes loom.
April 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
Updates provide guidance on how design and construction pros and emergency managers can work toge... read more
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... read more
November 03, 2016 | Nathan Cherry
CallisonRTKL’s Nathan Cherry discusses hurricanes, the San Francisco waterfront, and how we can f... read more
Image courtesy of Arup
October 05, 2016 | David Malone
The building has achieved REDi Gold Rating, resilience-based design guidelines developed by Arup... read more
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.’
Photo courtesy of STV
August 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor
The man made hills are the latest attraction to open on the island that has been under developmen... read more
August 10, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
The move highlights innovative insurance, mortgage, tax, and finance-based strategies.
Water tanks preparing for fracking. Photo: Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons.
July 28, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
Significant risk increases seen in some areas of the U.S.
Flooding in New York City during Hurricane Irene in 2011. Photo: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons.
July 27, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
Continued waterfront development may be regretted later this century.
Construction site near the water in downtown Miami. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.
July 18, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
$400 million flood plan includes new valves, pumps, and raised roadways.
Flooding in Houston in April 2016. Photo: meltedplastic/Creative Commons.
June 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
HUD, FEMA, GSA, Army Corps of Engineers make policy changes.
Miami Beach, Fla. Photo: Alan PARKER/Creative Commons.
May 31, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
Applies to structures larger than 7,000 sf.
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... read more
Photo: Franz Jachim/Creative Commons.
May 11, 2016 | AIA
The program will teach resilient design and decision-making on hazard mitigation, climate adaptat... read more
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 Waterfront.org
May 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Thanks to new floodplain maps, this market, previously the sole province of a federal program, lo... read more
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.