Ted Kesik, Professor, University of Toronto
Future Proofing and Resilient Building Design (1 CEU) 9:00AM – 10:00AM
Climate change is causing a sharp increase in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events that often disable buildings during power outages. Resilient design is a cost-effective form of climate change adaptation that designers must seriously adopt in order to protect inhabitants and building assets. This presentation will provide a framework for assessing risks and consequences associated with climate change and guidance on how to approach the design of durable and robust buildings that are able to remain resilient and serviceable under extreme conditions.
- Gain an understanding of how much more stress extreme weather events will exert on buildings in terms of winds, precipitation, flooding, extreme temperatures, heat and cold spells.
- Apply practical techniques to assess the risks and consequences associated with conventional versus resilient building design.
- Select appropriate resilience measures for buildings that correspond to future risks.
- Learn about the latest thermal resilience research and how it is applied to enhancing the thermal autonomy and passive habitability of buildings.
- Access additional information and design resources pertaining to resilient building design.