WEBINAR - Concrete: Adaptive and Resilient Engineering for Climate Change
Please join the Minnesota Concrete Council, the South Dakota Ready Mix Concrete Association and Build with Strength Minnesota for a FREE webinar titled "Concrete: Adaptive and Resilient Engineering for Climate Change." The webinar will be presented by Julie Buffenbarger, Sr. Scientist and Sustainability Principal at Beton Consulting Engineers in Mendota Heights, MN. The presentation has been approved for 1 AIA LU. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one professional development hour (PDH).
Concrete, a core building material, has general properties — including strength, durability, versatility, and relatively low cost— making it the most used building material in the world. the immediate and imminent challenges brought by population growth, urbanization and industrial production have provided an impetus for an increasing need for the resilience of buildings and infrastructure manufactured with concrete.
Building and infrastructure design is based upon safety provisions in building codes, engineering design standards, and industry expertise to meet its intended purpose and service life but fails to include fortification against extreme or progressive climate events. Sustainable, resilient design and construction minimize the risk of failure for buildings and infrastructure through enhanced robustness, durability, longevity, disaster resistance, and safety of structures. In conjunction with these principles, climate-adaption engineering provides hazard-resistant construction, retrofitting of existing buildings, and securing of building components. Adoption of these design and engineering measures are essential with regards to critical infrastructure. Sustainable, resilient design and climate-adaption engineering embrace the use of innovative materials and technology, sound construction practices, and employment of appropriate inspection and maintenance strategies.