Designing for Natural Hazards: Actionable guidelines to assist builders and developers in making residential buildings more resilient.
- Posted by VIZ Graphics
- On June 2, 2023
How do builders and developers prepare for above-code performance to build residential buildings more resilient to natural hazards? Find out below! 🏘️
“Designing for Natural Hazards” 🌬️🌊🔥🌏⚠️
Home Innovation Research Labs (Home Innovation) was tasked by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop a set of practical, actionable guidelines to assist builders and developers in designing and constructing residential buildings, neighborhoods, and accessory structures in a manner that could improve residential resilience to natural hazards and integrate resiliency throughout the community. The resilience guides provide technical content in a straightforward way that is easy for a layperson to understand, while also providing references through which design professionals, builders, developers, and public officials can obtain full details. The guide consists of five volumes. Each volume focuses on a major category of hazard that may pertain to a given project: wind, water, fire, earth (seismic, earthslides, sinkholes), and auxiliary (other hazards such as volcanoes, hail, and temperature extremes). These resilience guides are not intended to substitute for engineering or architectural project design work; rather, the technical guidance identifies components that can be enhanced or improved to achieve above-code performance to make residential buildings and other community assets more resilient.
HUD Website – https://lnkd.in/ggNjMxUu
🌬️ WIND: Designing for Natural Hazards Series Volume 1: Wind
🌊 WATER: Designing for Natural Hazards Series Volume 2: Water
🔥 FIRE: Designing for Natural Hazards Series Volume 3: Fire
🌏 EARTH: Designing for Natural Hazards Series Volume 4: Earth
⚠️ AUXILIARY: Designing for Natural Hazards Series Volume 5: Auxiliary
These guides are part of larger initiatives, see the White House Press release here.
VIZ Graphics™ is grateful for the opportunity to create the graphic illustrations and covers!