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CHICAGO MORNING SEMINAR: Mitigating Flood Risk in Chicago, the Midwest, and...

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Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

135 S LaSalle Street

Suite 3800

Chicago, IL 60603

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Flooding is the nation’s costliest natural disaster, but – despite the risks – construction continues to increase in flood-prone areas. This presentation will help designers, facility managers, and owners understand Chicago’s flood risks and the options available for improving flood resistance and community resilience.

ABOUT THE FEBRUARY SEMINAR

Mitigating Flood Risk in Chicago, the Midwest, and Beyond
Presented by Matthew R. Gilbertson, P.E., S.E., and Gregory R. Doelp, P.E.

Flooding is the nation’s costliest natural disaster, but – despite the risks – construction continues to increase in flood-prone areas. Local flooding can even place non-waterfront assets at risk. In dense urban locations like Chicago, careful planning and design can help reduce the risk of flood damage and minimize the business interruption caused by flood events. This presentation will help designers, facility managers, and owners understand flood risks and the options available for improving resistance to flood damage and enhancing building and community resilience. We will summarize flood risks for Chicago and beyond, discuss strategies for designing flood damage-resistant structures, and explore various approaches to flood mitigation.

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate flood risk at a project site, whether within a mapped floodplain or not.
  • Understand regulatory requirements for new construction and substantial improvements within flood hazard areas.
  • Identify flood mitigation strategies for designing flood-resistant structures.
  • Discuss concepts for retrofitting existing buildings to be more resistant to flood damage.

Participants will earn 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU/HSW) for their attendance.



MORNING SEMINAR DETAILS

LOCATION
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3800
Chicago, IL 60603

SCHEDULE
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Presentation & Discussion
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception



CAN'T MAKE IT TO ONE OF THESE SEMINARS?

If you have a group of ten or more, we can bring the seminar to you or host a dedicated seminar for your firm at our facility! Contact us at events@sgh.com.

Chicago Office: 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3800, Chicago, IL 60603 | Tel: 312.754.7500

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