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Structural Engineer magazine, January 2013:
This article reports on a workshop designed to educate building professionals on the vital role of resilient, high-performance structures in achieving sustainable communities. It highlights the central position of disaster risk reduction to a sustainable future and addresses various topics relating to high-performance and resilient buildings from several of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field.
It describes the concepts of: (i) high-performance, which promotes the use of standards beyond life safety in the public and private sector; (ii) resilience; and (iii) stressed the importance of an "All Hazard Approach." It also features the vital role resilient materials in preventing disasters and the importance of adapting to new and changing environments.
The Resilient Buildings Workshop brought together over 100 architects, engineers, government officials, contractors, and project managers from the United States in mid-October 2012.