RCI Interface: Resilience: An Investment in the Roofing System of the Future

Just eight days into the new year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a report that confirmed what millions of Americans had experienced first-hand: 2017 had seen an unprecedented number of natural disasters, which set new records for “billion-dollar” destructive events in the United States. Author: Ellen Thorp Source: RCI Interface Read the… Read More


Building Innovation 2018-The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo, will explore strategies that Sustain. Strengthen. Secure. Don’t miss the chance to participate in examining processes, communities, workforces, structures, resources, practices, communications and collaboration. Be there where Science meets Design® for a compelling program intended to engage the entire team of building… Read More

Smart Cities Dive: Making a resiliency plan

Lessons from the experts: Making a resiliency plan Smart Cities Dive Cody Boteler http://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/lessons-from-the-experts-making-a-resiliency-plan/504787/ At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, three experts — the mayor of Pittsburgh, a sustainability manager from Flagstaff, AZ and a program manager from the National League of Cities — weighed in on developing and implementing a resiliency strategy. The… Read More

EESI Webinar: Resilient Cities

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) will be hosting a briefing (and accompanying live stream) on Monday, September 11 at 3pm in Room 122 of the Cannon House Office Building. Please visit their website for registration information. A live webcast will be streamed at 3:00 PM EDT at www.eesi.org/livecast(wireless connection permitting) Mayors are on the front lines when… Read More

Resilient Schools, Safe Children

The threat of a natural disaster presents a unique set of worries for the parents of school-age children. If an earthquake, tornado, flood or windstorm strikes during school hours would their children be safe? Would the teachers and other adults at the school have the needed resources to care for their students until emergency help… Read More

Roofing Magazine: Definition of Resilience

Roofing Magazine: Definition of Resilience: Hospital Provides a Lesson in Preparing for Weather Events Architects and building owners are focusing on building resilience into the fabric of a structure to mitigate the impact of future devastating weather events. And the roof is getting new attention as an important component of a truly resilient structure. An… Read More

The Role of the Roof in Resilient Building Design

A presentation made by ERA staff at the Med-Ed Facilities Conference in Boston in April 2017. ERA Resilience PPT v4 for MedEd Facilities April 2017 for website Thomas Hutchinson, AIA, CSI, FRCI, RRP Principal, Hutchinson Design Group, Ltd. Design & Technical Consultant EPDM Roofing Association Ellen Thorp, M.A., CAE Principal, Meridian Consulting LLC Associate Executive Director… Read More