Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative

Resilient Buildings Workshop

Date: October 18, 2012; 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: National Building Museum – 401F Street, NW – Washington, DC 20001

Article from December 2012 Concrete International magazine









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Sponsored by the Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative and hosted by the Department of Homeland Security, National Institute of Building Sciences, and the National Building Museum, this interactive workshop will feature presentations and discussions that focus on creating and maintaining resilient, high performance buildings. 

Designers, architects, specifiers, and building professionals interested in learning more about resilient, sustainable, high performance buildings will have the opportunity to attend presentations from some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of structural resilience and sustainability. Topics of these presentations will include:

  • Cutting-edge tools and resources available to help achieve high performance and resilience, including the Integrated Rapid Visual Screening for Buildings tool and the Owner Project Performance Requirements tool
  • Building materials as they relate to high performance building enclosures
  • Resilience as a critical component in sustainable design
  • Assessing a building’s capability to withstand natural and man-made hazard events
  • High performance design and the role of Life Cycle Assessments
  • The role of building codes and standards in achieving resilient building enclosures and structures

In addition to presentations from the nation’s top experts in the field, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in an interactive breakout session on the workshop topics. There is no charge for this workshop, but advance registration is required. Please scroll down for more information.

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Blaine Brownell, Assistant Professor & Co-Director, University of Minnesota School of Architecture

Brownell Handout - Part 1

Brownell Handout - Part 2

Brownell Handout - Part 3

Mohammed Ettouney, Principal, Weidlinger Associates

Ettouney Handout

Roger Grant, Program Director, National Institute of Building Sciences

Grant Handout

Henry Green, President & CEO, National Institute of Building Sciences

Earle Kennett, Senior Vice President & COO, National Institute of Buildings Sciences

E Kennett Handout

Mila Kennett, Senior Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate

M Kennett Handout

Lionel Lemay, Senior Vice President, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Article - Resilience is the New Sustainability

Handout - Resilient & Sustainable Materials for Buildings

Terry Ryan, Certified Protection Professional, Raytheon UTD

Ryan Handout

Chase Rynd, Executive Director, National Building Museum

John Sullivan Jr., Consultant, JJSFIM Consulting

Sullivan Handout



The planning committee thanks you for your interest in the Resilient Buildings Workshop.  You can engage in conversation about the workshop by following @ConcreteJSI or using #ResilientBuildings on Twitter.  


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