The AIA Disaster Assistance         Program         Cooper Martin Manager of Community Resilience          AIA National   ...
Mission• provide advocacy,  education, and  training to advance  the role of architects  in disaster response.• Help local...
Where We WorkGood design    makes a difference
“The experience as a SAP Volunteer was a verypositive one that taps at the very core of what we asarchitects do, design bu...
TuscaloosaGood design    makes a difference
Tuscaloosa Process …10th Day Assistance Requested on the 7th day On-demand SAP Training Certification Course on  the 10t...
Tuscaloosa Process…Field Survey                    • Tools and evaluation standards provided by                      local...
Tuscaloosa Process…Field Data      Good design          makes a difference
FailuresGood design    makes a difference
Good design    makes a difference
AIA Center for Communities by Design                                 R/UDATs & SDATs        Good design            makes a...
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The AIA Disaster Assistance Program

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Cooper Martin, Manager of Community Resilience, AIA National. October 15, 2012. Washington, D.C. "DC Design Week: Design for Disaster Relief," held in partnership with AIGA DC.

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  • Mission: The Disaster Assistance Program, with guidance from the Disaster Assistance Committee, provides advocacy, education, and training to advance the role of architects in disaster response.
  • Reduce impacts on shelter needsAllow people to return or begin to rebuild their homes as soon as possible
  • This is actually a map of Good Samaritan Legislation. This allows us to do our work. We are “active” in some of the states without the legislation, and we’re not as active as I would like in others, but it’s a good proxy.
  • This is just cool and it might be the best audience to share with since we’re talking about tech and design and mobile capabilities and recovery I’d never seen this stuff in action before, but they had electronic, GIS syncronized evaluation tools.ROVER, coming from FEMA is advertized as being similar, but people I’ve talked to are skeptical
  • The city wants to help rebuild, right? Part that is knowing what was wrong so you’re issuing the right permits. If this guy says he’s doing some drywall work and landscaping, you might check to see what isn’t being done right.
  • Disaster Response is just a portion of our programs. Through this work, architects have seen damage that never should have happened. Whether it's a result of value engineering, poor construction practices or poor design, even code-compliant buildings are not as strong as they need to be. So-called efficient or high-performance buildings cannot save energy or resources if they are not built to last. THOUGHTS ON ERICA’S OPENING. particularlyResponse vs Recovery Outsiders vs InsidersIdeas vs. Action We respond as an introduction to recovery. This service can and should highlight the value of the profession and get architects involved in recovery activities. We use local architects because it’s the law, but also because that is where our members want to helpWe’re tired of hearing how people will “Build back better” and we want to be an advocate for building it right the first time. Through this program, hopefully architects can assert themselves and create a more resilient built environment.
  • Multi-Disciplinary TeamObjective OutsidersCommunity ParticipationWe did conduct a R/UDAT after the tornados focusing on a neighborhood in Birmingham called East Pratt. The process is almost always used in communities that are not recovering from disaster, but it is a very adaptable process. It’s far too soon to say whether the process will be a success
  • The AIA Disaster Assistance Program

    1. 1. The AIA Disaster Assistance Program Cooper Martin Manager of Community Resilience AIA National Good design makes a difference
    2. 2. Mission• provide advocacy, education, and training to advance the role of architects in disaster response.• Help local governments provide safety evaluations as quickly as possible Good design makes a difference
    3. 3. Where We WorkGood design makes a difference
    4. 4. “The experience as a SAP Volunteer was a verypositive one that taps at the very core of what we asarchitects do, design buildings. As an SAPVolunteer we can see how these buildings performin earthquakes, fires and floods and make judgmentcalls about safety and occupancy……What is next for this place, how can they rebuildwith a greater sense for increasing the sustainablesocial, economic, and environmental vitality of theregion?”- Robert Thiele, AIA Good design makes a difference
    5. 5. TuscaloosaGood design makes a difference
    6. 6. Tuscaloosa Process …10th Day Assistance Requested on the 7th day On-demand SAP Training Certification Course on the 10th day  166 Attendees – 98 Architects  Professional Engineers, Building Inspectors Good design makes a difference
    7. 7. Tuscaloosa Process…Field Survey • Tools and evaluation standards provided by local government. • Architects operate as an extension of the building department. Good design makes a difference
    8. 8. Tuscaloosa Process…Field Data Good design makes a difference
    9. 9. FailuresGood design makes a difference
    10. 10. Good design makes a difference
    11. 11. AIA Center for Communities by Design R/UDATs & SDATs Good design makes a difference

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