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US: To battle natural hazards, interdisciplinary research team turns to resilient, sustainable buildings

23 Apr 2015, NU

'As a society, we need build­ings that per­form their func­tion well in response to haz­ards and last as long as they are designed for, build­ings that are both resilient and sus­tain­able,' Asso­ciate pro­fessor and prin­cipal inves­ti­gator, Mehrdad Sasani said. 'The goal of our research is to create a frame­work that could help designers sys­tem­i­cally con­sider mul­tiple haz­ards with dif­ferent sever­i­ties and stake­holders to make informed deci­sions throughout the design process'...


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