Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Diaster Resilience Part of Sustainability Too

The Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building at University of California, San Francisco. (Bruce Damonte, courtesy Rafael Vinoly Architects)
Surviving and thriving after natural events like earthquakes, storms, and tsunamis is a key component of sustainability. Although designers have previously placed more emphasis on material selection and energy performance, there's no disputing that buildings that survive extreme events are more sustainable than those that must be rebuilt. This article in the Pacific Standard further explores disaster resilient AND sustainable structural engineering. 

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