Resilient Based Design Webinar Series

Webinar Series: The Case for Resilient Based Design

Clark Pacific and the United States Resiliency Council have teamed up to bring you this four-part Webinar series on Resilient Design. Throughout the webinar series we will hear from industry professionals and learn:

  • The value of resilient based design
  • How to easily & efficiently predict building performance
  • Financial return and why resilience is good for business
  • Real world examples of resilient designed projects

Who should view the Webinars: Structural engineers, architects, owners and developers. Also, anyone involved in the mortgage or insurance industries evaluating Probable Maximum Loss (PML) or interested in resilient based design.


Session 1: Resilient Based Design & Risk Assessment

In this session attendees learned:

  • The value of FEMA P-58
  • What’s new in FEMA P-58
  • How to easily implement FEMA P-58
  • SP3 Software: Technology designed to obtain a risk assessment in hours not days

Session 1b: In-Depth Learning Session on FEMA-P-58 and SP3 Software

  • Shortcomings of ASCE 41 procedures for performance assessment
  • Sources of uncertainty in predicting future performance
  • Types of performance assessments
  • Steps in the performance-assessment process
  • Interpreting results of SP3 software to assess performance

Session 2: Quantifying and Communicating Resilient Design: A Standardized Rating System

In this session attendees learned:

  • Trends driving resilient based design
  • The need for resilience rating systems: building codes vs. reality
  • The role of building ratings
  • The value of a rating system

Session 3: Resilient Design in the Real World: A Case Study Webinar

Hear from three structural engineers on three structural resilient systems as we:

  • Examine the REDi Guidelines and the USRC Rating System
  • Walk through the process of designing for resilience
  • Learn about the cost benefit to owners by designing and building for resilience

Session 4: The Financial Return on Resilient Based Design
With today’s RBD building guidelines, technology and performance models, owners and developers can transition from traditional risk management to a resilient risk management approach, which can mitigate risk for all stakeholders and be a strategic advantage for any real estate portfolio.

We will explore:

  • The PML industry: the present and future
  • PML strategies and policies for greater confidence in seismic risk assessment
  • Examples of how design professionals are adding value to their services by quantifying RBD
  • The ROI of RBD
  • Strategies for architects and engineers that improve the long term resilience of a community
  • Direct impact to the owners’ bottom line through optimization of insurance programs