Free Webinar Offered on Resilience in the Wildland-Urban Interface
Build With Strength invites you to attend a free webinar titled Resilience 2021: The Case for Resiliency in the Wildland-Urban Interface on Wednesday, August 11, at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Panelists for the webinar include NRMCA’s Shamim Rashid-Sumar, PE, FSFPE, vice president, fire codes and standards, as well as Bruce D. Bouch, fire program specialist with the United States Fire Administration. The session will be moderated by Daniel Kaniewski, public sector managing director for Marsh McLennan Advantage.
Hosted by the National Institute of Building Sciences, this webinar will discuss wildfire causes and mitigation efforts, structural resiliency in the wildland-urban interface, building codes and standards for disaster preparedness, and costs associated with resilient design and construction. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, more than 2.2 million acres have already burned in the U.S. this year. This is roughly 500,000 more acres than this time in 2020 when a total of 10.1 million acres burned. As the risk of wildfire continues to threaten our communities and our built environment, these devastating losses make it imperative that disaster resiliency be on the forefront of the recovery efforts.
Register now to secure your place for the webinar, which provides American Institute of Architects (AIA) Elective Learning Units and/or Professional Development Hours (PDH) for continuing education requirements.
Build With Strength is a coalition led by NRMCA that promotes standards advocacy to leverage policies promoting safety and resiliency and help place more concrete. For more information on fire codes and standards advocacy efforts, contact Shamim Rashid-Sumar at email@example.com.