The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently made two announcements at last week’s White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes, an event sponsored by the National Security Council Staff, National Economic Council, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Council on Environmental Quality, and the Office of Management and Budget.

The first is the creation of a resilience curriculum for the professional development of architects, including resilient design and decision-making on hazard mitigation, climate adaptation and community resilience. The curriculum, which is targeted for a phased implementation beginning next year, will include policy and practice-focused resources on, research, and training. In addition, AIA will enhance access to resilient design resources by expanding its existing professional and academic resilience network. You can view the full announcement here:

The second is a report by the AIA, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and 38  other leaders of America’s design and construction industry, on the progress made on the resilience front since the Resilience Building Coalition announced the Building Industry Statement on Resilience two years ago. You can view this full announcement here: