The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is currently in the midst of a $1.7 billion capital improvement program. Following Hurricane Ike, UTMB re-evaluated the design of its facilities with an eye toward being self-sustaining during an emergency and capable of recovering from a weather event independent of a Federal response. The presenters will explain the innovative design strategy and lessons learned.
This session will enable attendees to:
Describe how to plan and design a resilient facility that can withstand natural disasters.
Perform risk assessments to indentify threats, applications, the potential extent of effects and exacerbating conditions, and repair or prevent these damages.
Implement design for increased resilience into a planned retrofit.
Protect yourself from potential losses and offer valuable feedback to engineers, architects, and facility managers on areas to be treated with cost-effective protective measures.
Executive Director, OPDC,
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Associate Vice President,
HDR Architecture, Inc.