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2020 was a year we will never forget—from natural disasters and social unrest to a pandemic that followed us into 2021. NIBS' monthly webinar series addresses how a year of unique challenges can ultimately build resilience in our communities, our infrastructure and the places we live, work, learn and play. Topics include: 

Oct
19
2021
Add to Calendar 10/19/2021 01:00 PM 10/19/2021 02:00 PM America/New_York Resilience 2021: Building Resilience through BIM The built environment is being challenged by many trends and disruptors: digital transformation, off-site manufacturing, sustainability concerns, an aging workforce leading to lack of skilled labor, as well as COVID-19, which is affecting the health, safety, and well-being of workers. Virtual Meeting
The built environment is being challenged by many trends and disruptors: digital transformation, off-site manufacturing, sustainability concerns, an aging workforce leading to lack of skilled labor, as well as COVID-19, which is affecting the health, safety, and well-being of workers.
Sep
8
2021
Add to Calendar 09/08/2021 01:00 PM 09/08/2021 02:00 PM America/New_York Resilience 2021: The Importance of Seismic Functional Recovery and Community Resilience in the Built Environment

Nearly half of the U.S. population (150 million people) reside in portions of 42 states that are at risk of experiencing a damaging earthquake within the next 50 years.

Virtual Meeting
Aug
11
2021
Add to Calendar 08/11/2021 01:00 PM 08/11/2021 02:00 PM America/New_York Resilience 2021: The Case for Resiliency in the Wildland-Urban Interface As of July 16, the National Wildland Fire Preparedness Level sits at a 5 – it’s highest level. This means that the majority of firefighting resources are committed due to the large amount of wildland fire activity throughout the country. Virtual Meeting
As of July 16, the National Wildland Fire Preparedness Level sits at a 5 – it’s highest level. This means that the majority of firefighting resources are committed due to the large amount of wildland fire activity throughout the country.
Jul
13
2021
Add to Calendar 07/13/2021 01:00 PM 07/13/2021 02:00 PM America/New_York Resilience 2021: The Pandemic’s Impact on Technology in the Built Environment The COVID-19 crisis presented architecture, engineering and construction companies with an enormous challenge: transitioning an industry long reliant on personal relationships and in-person connections to a remote, digital environment. Like other hands-on sectors, builders and other trades can’t ply their trades over Zoom. Virtual Meeting
The COVID-19 crisis presented architecture, engineering and construction companies with an enormous challenge: transitioning an industry long reliant on personal relationships and in-person connections to a remote, digital environment. Like other hands-on sectors, builders and other trades can’t ply their trades over Zoom.
Jun
23
2021
Add to Calendar 06/23/2021 01:00 PM 06/23/2021 02:00 PM America/New_York Resilience 2021: The 2020 Hurricane Season Saw a Record Number of Storm Formations—What’s in Store for 2021? Will the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season be a record breaker? Meteorologists from Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science anticipate a highly active season, predicting 17 named storms and eight hurricanes—four of which they predict will be Category 3 or higher. Virtual Meeting
Will the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season be a record breaker? Meteorologists from Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science anticipate a highly active season, predicting 17 named storms and eight hurricanes—four of which they predict will be Category 3 or higher.
May
18
2021
Add to Calendar 05/18/2021 01:00 PM 05/18/2021 02:00 PM America/New_York Resilience 2021: Extreme Weather and Rising Sea Levels Cause More Flood Damage Every Year. What Can We Do? Floods are the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters. According to testimony from Federal Emergency Management Agency representative Michael Grimm, flood damage cost approximately $17 billion each year between 2010 and 2018. Virtual Meeting
Floods are the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters. According to testimony from Federal Emergency Management Agency representative Michael Grimm, flood damage cost approximately $17 billion each year between 2010 and 2018.
Apr
20
2021
Add to Calendar 04/20/2021 01:00 PM 04/20/2021 02:30 PM America/New_York Resilience 2021: How to Stay Safe as Lockdowns Lift and Buildings Reopen What are the possible health risks that people face with returning to these unoccupied spaces? Our panel of experts will discuss this and how they see the building industry recalibrating itself to adjust to a post-pandemic world. Virtual Meeting
What are the possible health risks that people face with returning to these unoccupied spaces? Our panel of experts will discuss this and how they see the building industry recalibrating itself to adjust to a post-pandemic world.
Mar
23
2021
Add to Calendar 03/23/2021 01:00 PM 03/23/2021 02:00 PM America/New_York Resilience 2021: Tornado Season is on the Horizon. Are You Prepared? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports there were more than 1,200 tornadoes in 2020, leading to the highest tornado death rate in almost a decade. A deadly tornado outbreak affected the Southeastern United States on Easter Sunday and Monday, causing 32 fatalities. Virtual Meeting
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports there were more than 1,200 tornadoes in 2020, leading to the highest tornado death rate in almost a decade. A deadly tornado outbreak affected the Southeastern United States on Easter Sunday and Monday, causing 32 fatalities.
Feb
11
2021
Add to Calendar 02/11/2021 12:30 PM 02/11/2021 02:00 PM America/New_York Resilience 2021: The Hidden Costs of Environmental Savings from Remote Work Our expert panel examines the hidden costs of remote work during a global lockdown. When COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill, it was thought that carbon emissions would be reduced. We are now finding that is not the case. Virtual Meeting
Our expert panel examines the hidden costs of remote work during a global lockdown. When COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill, it was thought that carbon emissions would be reduced. We are now finding that is not the case.