The group that attended the HURRIPLAN training conducted by National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) at the University of Hawaii, in collaboration with Pratt Institute, and sponsored by FEMA.

HURRIPLAN Training

As a part of the continuing efforts in the post-Sandy recovery assessment and training, AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction (DfRR) Committee members Illya Azaroff, AIA, Jack Suben, AIA, and Deborah Gans, AIA, attended HURRIPLAN training conducted by National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) at the University of Hawaii, in collaboration with Pratt Institute, and sponsored by FEMA. This group (pictured above) was educated to be future trainers for New York City and the surrounding region by NDTPC members Dean Sakamoto, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Don Shaw, Don Watson, and Dennis Hwang.

“HURRIPLAN: Resilient Building Design for Coastal Communities” is a two-day design-based course that targets architects, engineers, planners, local and state building officials, and property owners in hurricane-prone areas such as the New York and New Jersey coastal communities. It culminates in a design charrette for a community shelter that considers resilient design strategies. The entire program developed by the NDTPC is composed of 15 modules that address water, wind, storm science, codes and zoning, land use, insurance, government structure, assistance procedures, building strategies, infrastructure, best practices, and building components.

HURRIPLAN is approved by AIA National to offer 14 HSW CEUs. The NDPTC provides the training materials and instructor for free.

HURRIPLAN will be occurring at the Center for Architecture 09.27-09.28.13 for those interested in learning about resilient strategies. It is organized by AIANY DfRR.