Designing a Resilient America Summit Report is now available.June 10, 2011 -
Sponsored by DHS Science and Technology Directorate and organized by NIBS, Designing a Resilient America Summit brought professionals together to develop recommendations for buildings and related infrastructure. Dialogue among participants developed into priorities for increasing resiliency in 6 areas: executive and legislative action, federal agency leadership and cooperation, public/private partnerships, codes and standards, research and development, and education and outreach.
Designing a Resilient America: Summit Report Now Available
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National Institute of Building Sciences
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Press release date: June 8, 2011
The Report of Findings from Designing for a Resilient America: A Stakeholder Summit on High Performance Resilient Buildings and Related Infrastructure is now available for download.
Sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate, and organized by the National Institute of Building Sciences, the Summit, held November 30-December 1, 2010, in Washington, D.C., was part of an initiative that built on resilience programs at DHS and other federal agencies. It brought federal agencies, private industry, academia, state and local officials, and professional and trade organizations together to develop recommendations for buildings and related infrastructure.
Dialogue among the Summit participants developed into specific priorities for increasing resiliency in six areas, including recommendations for:
o Executive and Legislative Action,
o Federal Agency Leadership and Cooperation,
o Public/Private Partnerships,
o Codes and Standards,
o Research and Development, and
o Education and Outreach.
These recommendations need the attention of the highest levels of government-the President, Congress and ranking staff of the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies. Attendees helped to identify these important issues concerning the resilience of buildings and related infrastructure. The recommendations that came out of the Summit will be used to develop a road map for the Department and other federal agencies to pursue in creating a resilient America.
About the Institute
The National Institute of Building Sciences, authorized by public law 93-383 in 1974, is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests to identify and resolve building process and facility performance problems. The Institute serves as an authoritative source of advice for both the private and public sectors with respect to the use of building science and technology. For more information, please visit www.nibs.org