Designing for Resiliency

Date: April 29, 2014

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Host: Syska Hennessy Group

Type: Lecture/Presentation

Link: http://www.urbangreencouncil.org/UGCInteraction?key=TuHQ2L5yiQlQ4W5Zo_2B6NuQ_3D_3D

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, City Council passed a number of building resiliency laws, eight of which are currently in effect:With support from the NYC Department of Buildings, Urban Green Council developed this complimentary program to educate building professionals about the new resiliency laws, the resulting code changes, and how they will prepare the city for future extreme weather events.

 

29/13 Raising and Moving Buildings

82/13 Providing a Flood Manual

83/13 Preventing Sewage Backflow

95/13 Protecting Patient Care Areas

96/13 Survey Data and Flood Maps

99/13 Cable Length and Fuel Oil Storage

109/13 Temporary Flood Shields

111/13 Emergency and Standby Power

 

As a result, New York City architects and engineers are tasked with learning new code requirements and creating stronger, more resilient buildings. With support from the NYC Department of Buildings, Urban Green Council developed this program to educate building professionals about the laws, the resulting code changes, and how they will prepare the city for future extreme weather events.