Code Dependent: Resilience – Rebound or Rebuild

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Code Dependent: Resilience – Rebound or Rebuild

In this third installment of the Code Dependent series, we will discuss traditional hazard preparedness and mitigation but surround these with topics that support and help in the creation of resilient buildings and communities. Resiliency is more than just disaster preparedness and mitigation of effects. Material and design choices affect your facility’s response to extreme events but also have effects upon the building occupants and the community whether an event occurs or not. In a very practical sense, resiliency involves designing for the community of fifty years from now as well as the extreme weather event of this winter or the earthquake of some unknown future date. In this half-day seminar, we will discuss a more “panoramic” approach to building and community design for resiliency.

Everyone in the AEC industry has a part to play in providing resilient facilities. This seminar reviews some of the tools, resources and rating systems available to help in that process. The design strategy taken and material and system choices you make affect the ability of users and facilities to rebound after an event. We will review some of the choices you can make to build a more resilient community.

This is the third session in the Code Dependent series.

This program takes place in a wheelchair-accessible facility, with a zero-step entrance via elevator on Third Avenue, or off the street on Fourth Avenue. Bathrooms are accessible, as well. Please let us know the best way to contact you in your registration if you require additional accommodations to participate in this program.

Registration Closes: Monday, October 21, 2019.
Early Bird Deadline: Monday, October 14, 2019. After this time, the price increases 15%

About the American Institute of Architects – Seattle

AIA Seattle provides the architecture community with resources and relationships to make a difference through design. We open doors, provide connections, keep our members and the public informed, and demonstrate our commitment to great design as the key ingredient for livable, sustainable places.

A chapter of the American Institute of Architects, AIA Seattle is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, membership service organization. Founded in 1894, AIA Seattle is comprised of over 2,500 architects and allied professionals throughout the Puget Sound region. AIA Seattle membership is open to anyone with a professional or personal interest in architectural practice, and in the creation or appreciation of the built environment.

AIA Seattle is the 5th largest urban component of the American Institute of Architects, with members throughout the Puget Sound area. AIA Seattle is one of four Washington components affiliated with AIA Washington Council, and the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region.

In 2011, AIA Seattle founded Design in Public, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to celebrate all the ways that design makes life better for Seattle.

In 2015, AIA Seattle partnered with Seattle Architecture Foundation, Design in Public, and AIA Washington Council to create the Center for Architecture & Design. The Center is Seattle’s premier public space for exhibits, programs, and conversations that explore design’s role in shaping cities. More info at

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Event Detail

October 23, 2019 12:00 pm
October 23, 2019 4:30 pm
600 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98104


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