Resiliency

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.’

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...

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August 10, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The move highlights innovative insurance, mortgage, tax, and finance-based strategies.

Risk of man-made earthquakes now factor in seismic hazard analysis

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.

 

New York’s resilience plans not taking long-term view, critics charge

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.

 

Impact fees on development proposed to fund Miami’s rising sea level resiliency plans

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.

 

Federal agencies boost standards for more resilient construction

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 requires developers to meet green standards or pay a fee

Miami Beach, Fla. Photo: Alan PARKER/Creative Commons.

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

Photo: Franz Jachim/Creative Commons.

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 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...

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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: Galveston.com/Creative 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

University of Minnesota College of Design. Photo: Ron Ryan Aviles/Creative Commons.

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

Photo: Peter Burka/Creative Commons.

March 17, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Addresses sustainability, resiliency, healthy living.

 

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