A comprehensive approach to flexibility and adaptability for resilient animal facilities

September 26-27, 2022
Willa Small Kuh
Director of Planning
Laura Halverson, PE, LEED AP

The increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events is heightening the call to action for resiliency in research facilities by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine – and animal facilities are front and center.  Through several case studies, session leaders deliver a comprehensive strategy for resilience design of animal research facilities. They outline solutions that go beyond simply disaster readiness and response to anticipate the full impact of a disaster scale event on associated programs and supporting engineering systems. They illustrate processes for applying the federal government’s risk averse design standards including a summary of the NIH Design Requirements Manual’s resilience design considerations. 

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 1:10pm-2:05pm | Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 1:45pm-2:40pm
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)