On March 2-3, ENR gathered policymakers, scientists and construction industry leaders to brainstorm about how to direct national attention to disaster mitigation. One week later, those conference presentations took on a greater significance in light of the catastrophic events in Japan. “We have less latitude to withstand disasters than we ever have had in our history,” suggested John Voeller, vice president of engineer Black & Veatch, in a video made at the conference and now appearing on ENR.com. Shot by Senior Editor Tom Sawyer and edited by Assistant Editor Luke Abaffy, the video highlights discussions about how disasters can be limited or avoided and what characterizes the most dangerous places in the U.S. The speakers also considered why it might take another major disaster to present the next “teachable moment” on the way to improving U.S. codes and disaster resilience. Find out what the country can do about its increasingly frail infrastructure as you watch the video on ENR.com.