Functional Recovery: What it Means to Design for Community Resilience 1CM

This lecture will focus on the emerging concept of functional recovery as a basis for
earthquake-resistant design. Designing buildings and infrastructure for limited downtime – or an
acceptably functional recovery – is not new, but is receiving new attention through state and
federal legislation, and showing new feasibility through research and technology. Most intriguing
is the recognition that designing for functional recovery is a necessary tool for achieving
community-wide earthquake resilience. And if progress is to be measured at the community level,
functional recovery will also be a matter of public policy. The lecture will look at the roles
in interested individuals can play in shaping this thinking into design practice with four sets of
questions: de􀃶nitional, technical, policy, and implementation.

Venue:   Online

  • unctional Recovery: What it Means to Design for Community Resilienc
    November 12, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm