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    DESIGNING FOR DISASTER: PARTNERING TO MITIGATE THE IMPACT OF NATURAL DISASTERS Insights Drawn from the National Building Museum ’ s Industry Council for the Built Environment, May 12, 2010 INDUSTRY COUNCIL for the Built Environment    “ Few causes will save more lives or reduce more human suffering than mitigating the impact of natural disasters. ”   —  U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (Oregon,  3 rd   district) NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM    Industry Council for the Built Environment White Paper LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM NOVEMBER 1, 2010 i  The National Building Museum ’ s mission is to advance the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. In 2009, the Board of Trustees established the Industry Council for the Built all of us who have roles and responsibilities in preparing our communities for natural hazards, from homeowners, small business owners, and Fortune 500 companies, to federal, state, and local policymakers, to the planners, engineers, and designers who shape our world. The ICBE meeting provided rich thought and content for our curators and educators as we plan the exhibition and education initiative. Environment (ICBE) as a forum to bring together public I extend my sincere thanks to the many people who and private sector stakeholders who shape and influence contributed to the success of the meeting: the Honorary the world we build to advance our vision. On May 12, Co-Chairs of ICBE, U.S. Representatives Judy Biggert and 2010, we convened the second annual meeting of the Earl Blumenauer, who shared their insights and aspirations Council focusing on the theme of an exhibition planned for this issue; the Industry Co-Chairs of ICBE, Harvey for fall 2012  Designing for Disaster  . M. Bernstein and Joan Baggett Calambokidis, who were instrumental in developing the symposium and chairing I believe it is critical for the Museum and its partners the sessions; the Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. to work together to increase awareness and education  Ayers, who graciously hosted our event; the excellent and around the very real and urgent building and planning expert presenters and facilitators who provided revelatory issues that face us here in the United States and globally. information; and the ICBE members and guests who  As the Museum ’ s curators and educators have delved contributed so thoughtfully to the discussion and to this into sustainable design and construction over the last document. I am especially grateful to Harvey Bernstein and few years, it became evident that the impact of natural the staff of McGraw-Hill Construction for taking the lead disasters on our communities is a critical issue for long- in producing this White Paper. term sustainability, yet one that is not fully understood or addressed and with consequences that are too costly to the health and wellbeing of our citizens and our economy. Chase W. Rynd In fall 2012, the Museum will open a major exhibition to President & Executive Director address how we design for disaster resiliency. It will target  National Building Museum     INDUSTRY COUNCIL FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT Launched in 2009, the Industry Council for the Built Environment (ICBE) is comprised of leaders ICBE is comprised of representatives from the Museum ’ s  who determine and influence the quality of our built Industry Partners:  world. Design, planning, construction and engineering practitioners join with those in real estate, finance, policy,  Affiliated Engineers, Inc. and media to ensure we are collectively producing a safe,  The American Institute of Architects healthy, and vibrant built environment. The National American Planning Association Building Museum convenes ICBE as a forum for strategic,  American Society of Landscape Architects interdisciplinary leadership and a platform for public The Associated General Contractors of America education about the world we build. Bentley Systems, Inc. Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP Members of ICBE participate in: BFC Partners Bloomberg · Promotion of public education about the built environment; ccrd partners, Professional Consulting Engineers Cassidy Turley Cities Alliance · Discussion of industry data, trends, and issues; Clark Construction Group, LLC CoStar Group, Inc.  James G. Davis Construction Company · Networking across building industry sectors; FXFOWLE Architects, LLP Gensler · Research and consultation on Museum programming; and Grunley Construction Co., Inc. Holland & Knight  The Home Depot Foundation · Access to thought leaders and notable authorities from government, academia and the industry. International Masonry Institute International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers  The JBG Companies Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC Joan Baggett Calambokidis President International Masonry Institute Co-Chair of ICBE 2009-2010 Harvey M. Bernstein  Vice President, Global Thought Leadership & Business Development McGraw-Hill Construction Lafarge McGraw-Hill Construction Oak Ridge Associated Universities Perkins+Will Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP STUDIOS Architecture  The Tower Companies  Turner Construction Company United Technologies Corporation U.S. Conference of Mayors  The Vinyl Institute  Walter P Moore Photographs by Kevin Allen. Co-Chair of ICBE 2010-2011 ii NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM


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