Theodore J. Weidner, Ph.D., PE, RA, NCARB, DBIA, CEFP
Professor of Engineering Practice, Purdue University
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is an accepted approach to gather all the costs associated with ownership of a facility over its life. The inputs to TCO are drawn from several sources and require transparency and collaboration.

Regina Gray
Director, Affordable Housing Research and Technology Division (AHRT), Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development
Kevin Bush
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs, U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

This session will include a presentation from HUD political and career leadership detailing how HUD is working to implement equity and resilience in its programs, policies and practices how the Department is assisting communities across the country become more resilient.

Tien Peng
Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Codes and Standards, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

Measuring the impacts of buildings, assemblies and products can be complex. Every design decision from product selection to envelope design and construction can have an impact on the environment throughout the project’s service life. The A/E/C community as well as owners now have the ability to adopt a holistic life cycle perspective to provide solutions that minimize the environmental impacts while ensuring resilience to natural hazards.

Alexandra Cary
FORTIFIED Market Development Manager, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
Christopher Cioffi
EIT ( IBHS Commercial Lines Engineer)
Alejandro Contreras
Director of Preparedness, Communication and Coordination, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Disaster Assistance
Loretta Worters
Vice President, Media Relations, Insurance Information Institute
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

Statistics show that every dollar spent on mitigation measures to make a home or business more resilient saves $6 in repair costs following a disaster.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) and the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) to help homeowners and business owners become more aware of their risks and help make their properties more resilient to future disasters.

Monika Serrano
Resiliency Project Manager, Turner Construction Company
Julia Gisewite
Chief Sustainability Officer, Turner Construction Company
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

It is estimated that we are building one New York City a month globally. The role of the construction sector in mitigating and adapting to climate change is critical to our existence in this planet as we know it.

Sarah Sutton
CEO, Environment and Culture Partners
Edmund Novy
Board Treasurer, Environment and Culture Partners (ECP)
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

There are an estimated 35,000 museums and historic sites in the United States, contributing nearly $50 billion to America’s GDP. Every year, people make 850 million visits to museums and 250 million visit them virtually. Americans trust those museums more than any other entertainment format. We must endeavor to use the strength of U.S. museums to combat climate change for the benefit of the built environment and Americans.

Jennifer Goupil, P.E.
Senior Manager, Codes & Standards; Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE
Michael Gryniuk, PE
Associate, LeMessurier, Boston
Ricardo Medina
Consultant, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Kevin Moore
Senior Principal and Head of Structural Engineering, Western Region, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.
Don Scott
Senior Principal, PCS Structural Solutions
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

The new American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Code of Ethics’ first statement reads, “Engineers govern their professional careers on the following fundamental principles [to] create safe, resilient, and sustainable infrastructure...”

Jonathan Westcott
Civil Engineer, FEMA
Dr. Shane Parson
Natural Hazard and Climate Change Modeling Analyst, AECOM
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

Adoption and enforcement of modern, hazard-resistant building codes and standards helps to reduce the costs of natural disasters and make communities more resilient. But not all communities adopt them.

Robert Knoedler
Immediate-Past President, Energy Management Association
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

The last decade has demonstrated that designers, managers, utilities and government agencies have been challenged in addressing a variety of vulnerabilities facing their facilities and infrastructure systems, including:

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