RESIST SHOCKS & STRESSES

Resilient Communities Design Workshop

Determining the necessary and appropriate resilient design strategies to be incorporated in a project is a collaborative process we undertake with our clients. This is best accomplished in the context of a design workshop with project stakeholders. Here, in a collaborative and interactive setting, the team will confirm the project’s overall goals and objectives and identify the issues most critical to the project’s success, including those that will enhance the building’s resiliency.

Through a series of engaging discussions and activities, FGM will guide workshop participants through an assessment of potential immediate shocks and long-term stresses affecting the project, prioritize these concerns, and identify design strategies to mitigate these manmade and natural events. Some of the issues addressed might include:

  • What are the key challenges and opportunities within the surrounding community, e.g. its infrastructure, services, capabilities, and reliability?

  • What is the appropriate level of sustainability for the building? How can long term operating costs be minimized while providing a comfortable environment for the occupants?

  • Should the building layout and circulation system encourage physical activity among the occupants?

  • Are natural light and natural ventilation desirable - and to what degree?

  • Are alternative or emergency sources of power necessary for some or all building systems?

  • Can the siting and layout of the building provide “passive” benefits in energy performance or safety and security?

  • What is the comprehensive safety and security plan? Can this be improved through the incorporation of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles?

 

To learn more about FGM’s Resilient Communities Design Workshops, get in touch with one of our experts!

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