- Training Course
- National Disaster Training Preparedness Center (NDPTC)
- 21-22 Nov 2013
- United States of America (Fort Myers, Florida)
- 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- 12-13 Dec 2013
- United States of America (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Of all natural disasters, hurricanes are among the deadliest and most costly in the built environment. This is a two-day, performance-level course which provides professionals with the knowledge and training necessary to develop and design hurricane resilient communities and hurricane resistant buildings. This workshop will discuss existing regulations and propose new standards for community planning and building design in hurricane-prone areas in our age of global climate change.
Course module topics include an introduction to hurricane science and history; design strategies against primarily the hurricane hazards of wind, water and debris damage; current and suggested zoning and building codes which address hurricane forces; unsuccessful and successful case studies of post-hurricane sites; a prototype plan and design of a hurricane resistant school and community shelter facility; and an innovative hands-on planning and design project.
Intended for planning and zoning officials, building inspectors, emergency managers, engineers, architects, planners, contractors and other professionals in both the public and private sectors involved in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of urban areas.
- Climate Change, Water, Social Impacts & Social Resilience, Structural Safety
- United States of America