Planning for Resilience Mid-Year Symposium

Evacuation February 6-7, 2014
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley-Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona

Can You Weather the Storm?

Is the weather messing with your travel plans? Cold weather rolling through many parts of the country, particularly the Deep South where people aren't used to sub-freezing temperatures, forced children to spend the night at schools and stranded drivers on highways. A few inches of snow paralyzed a city. Could this happen elsewhere? As the country swings from a "polar vortex" to balmy February temperatures - not to mention the extreme hurricanes, tornadoes and fires that are recent memories in some regions – our buildings need to be resilient, and our schools have an important role to play in planning for community resilience.

Evacuation Hurricanes Evacuation Fires
Evacuation Tornadoes Evacuation Dust Storms
Evacuation Earthquakes Evacuation Intruders

Join us for a dialogue about the role of schools in community resiliency. Natural and man-made disasters will continue to hit our schools and communities. Schools serve as community refuges and house our most precious commodity – our children.

Plan, prepare and mitigate: Schools and communities must be better prepared to withstand catastrophic events. The cost of urban disasters in 2011 alone was estimated at over $138 billion. Join us as we explore community-wide approaches and procedures in planning for disaster and robust recovery.

Thursday, February 6, 2014
6:00 am Tradeshow Open
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
8:30 am – 9:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:30 am Welcome
David Waggoner, Heery International
9:40 am The Time is Now - Intro
Steven Bingler, REFP, Concordia LLC
9:45 am – 10:45 am Planning for Urban Resilience
Paul Farmer, Executive Director, American Planning Association
10:45 am – 11:00 am Morning Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Community Tornado Shelters in Schools
Corey Schultz, Schultz Squared Architects, LLC
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
Sponsored by Tandus, a Tarkett Company
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm The Time is Now
SOF National Finalist Team and Steven Bingler, REFP, Concordia LLC
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Do You Know the Drill?
Robert Barger, Arizona State Fire Marshall, Department of Fire Building and Life Safety
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Reception in Tradeshow Area
Friday, February 7, 2014
7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration Open
8:30 am – 10:00 am Facility Survivability - Practical and Tactical Solutions
Doug Fitzgerald, CEO, Fitzgerald Technology Group
Joe Robinson, CPP, CHS-III, Sr. Vice President, Fitzgerald Technology Group
Sponsored by Axis Communications
10:00 am – 10:15 am Morning Break
10:15 am – 11:15 am Climate Change and the Impact on IAQ
Michelle Curreri, U.S. EPA
11:45 am Lunch
Wrap-up – Cross-up
Steven Bingler, REFP, Concordia LLC
David Waggoner, Heery International


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Axis Shaw Contract Group Tandus

And, thank you to our Exhibitors!

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