Tag: resiliency

Create + Construct Symposium Explores Resiliency and Building Performance in New York City October...

New York, NY; September 19, 2019 – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) will convene a diverse group of architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) experts with...

Interdisciplinary team seeks community-based solutions to flooding

Lisa Iulo, associate professor of architecture and director of the Hamer Center for Community Design in the Stuckeman School at Penn State, is the lead researcher on an interdisciplinary team that has received funding from Penn State to develop community-based solutions to river flooding in Pennsylvania under the University’s strategic plan seed grant program.

Research: ‘Clustering’ Land Buyouts Can Improve Flood Resiliency

A study that analyzes flood loss claims and estimates from over 74,000 properties impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston’s Harris County finds that a strategic land buyout approach that prioritizes the purchase of land parcels in “clusters,” as well as proximity to existing open space, is just as cost-effective as the traditional, piecemeal approach.

Bureau of Reclamation makes funding available for projects that build long-term resilience to drought

The Bureau of Reclamation has made a funding opportunity available as part of its WaterSMART Drought Response Program for projects that build long-term resilience to drought and reduce the need for emergency response actions.
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New 3D-printed cement paste gets stronger when it cracks

Purdue University researchers have 3D-printed cement paste that gets tougher under pressure like the shells of arthropods such as lobsters and beetles. The technique could eventually contribute to more resilient structures during natural disasters.

New ASCE publication addresses tunnels in the urban infrastructure system

The American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) new book, Resilience Engineering for Urban Tunnels, provides a basis for development of a dynamic risk control and resilient design approach to urban tunnels.

Transportation Resilience Innovations Summit set for Denver

Denver will serve as the location for the inaugural meeting on managing the impact of natural and man-made disasters on infrastructure, bringing together transportation leaders from around the country.

New engineering center to develop scientific and engineering principles of resilient systems

A new Purdue University College of Engineering center has been unveiled to seek the foundational design principles that underlie resilient systems.

Black & Veatch: Data analytics, resilience and sustainability drive water discussion

Collecting data from our water systems is one thing. Acting on that information is game-changing, and a Black & Veatch survey shows that the water space is taking note.
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