- Tamsin Lyle
- John Sherstobitoff
- Peter Mitchell
We have the technical know-how to increase the performance of buildings to withstand both flood and earthquake events, so how do we translate this into increased uptake for both retrofits and new buildings in the Georgia Basin? Increasing the resilience of buildings has the potential to reduce casualties, dollar losses, insurance claims and economic downtime- so what is holding us back from retrofitting/building better? What are the most effective ways to up the resilience factor in different development scenarios (e.g. new development, redevelopments, urban vs. suburban contexts)? Do we use building codes or other forms of regulation? Branded resilience ratings programs, or other incentivization mechanisms? How do we work towards a shared understanding of building-level resilience given the current disparate fields of flood and earthquake-resilient design? This expert group of conveners will explore these issues, brining their extensive engineering expertise to bear on the cross-disciplinary discussion.
Sendai theme: Priority 3: Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience, Priority 4: Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction