When planning for the new World Trade Center site began just a few years after the destruction of the original towers, security was front of mind: Bollards were to be placed around the site, and a dedicated, below-grade routing system for commercial vehicles was among the plans.
There is a huge economy tied to climate change, and government officials, academics, engineers and contractors all are part of it, says Jesse Keenan, a social scientist on the faculty at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and JFK School of Government in Science, Technology and Public Policy.
A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office paints a dire picture of the potential impact of climate change on Superfund sites across the U.S. and concludes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is not doing enough to manage these risks and their potential impact on the environment and public health.
There is growing consensus within the energy community that net-zero technologies to help keep global temperatures from rising above the 1.5° C to 2° C target established in the 2015 Paris Agreement will be insufficient in achieving that goal, according to former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
The 172-acre island in New York Harbor is “poised for growth as a laboratory for research, education and public engagement [on] the critical issue of climate adaptation,” according to Trust for Governors Island President and CEO Clare Newman.
The rising frequency of extreme weather events has created new demands to build or adapt buildings to deliver superior performance over a widening range of conditions. This webinar will discuss how to prepare for the next extreme weather event by transitioning to more resilient building materials, systems and designs, and by ensuring critical systems maintain functionality when disaster strikes.
Adverse and unpredictable weather conditions can wreak havoc on the ability to deliver construction projects on time and on budget. However, weather risk solutions are being developed and delivered to protect project income and lead to more predictable profit margins. Join this engaging discussion about deploying parametric weather solutions to balance risk and achieve better project outcomes.