Bringing Building Science and Meteorology Together for Community Mitigation
In 2005, on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Institute of Buildings Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council conducted a groundbreaking study on the benefits of hazard mitigation. The effort found that $1 invested in mitigation related activities resulted in $4 of long-term savings.
With the changed paradigm of the impacts and frequency of hazards, most recently evidenced by the landfall of Hurricane Sandy in the northeast, a re-examination of the role of mitigation and the need to adapt the built environment to such challenges is necessary.
Only through a holistic approach engaging representatives from the building science and meteorology sectors can an effective community-based resiliency strategy develop. This presentation will explore potential pathways for implementing such an approach.