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Resilient Enclosure Design Considerations for Texas and the Gulf Coast

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Magnolia Hotel

1100 Texas Avenue

Houston, TX 77002

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Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) invites you to a complimentary educational seminar and networking event at Magnolia Hotel in downtown Houston.

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Resilient Enclosure Design Considerations for Texas and the Gulf Coast
Presented by Amrish K. Patel, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

“Resiliency” is the latest buzzword in building design and construction, much like “green” has been in recent years. This focus is especially important in light of recent weather events that have impacted our built environment and communities. A key question is: what does a resilient building design entail and how does this affect our building enclosure designs? This presentation explores the definition and importance of resilience, with a specific focus on building enclosures. We will review past and present trends in construction codes, standards, and design guidelines that focus on resilience. The session will also review lessons learned from failure investigations and recovery assistance during previous natural disasters (including high wind, precipitation, flood, and hail) to explore design considerations for resilience in roof and facade systems.

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the definition and importance of resilience in building design.
  • Recognize trends in code changes, with specific focus on wind, precipitation, flooding, and hail.
  • Distinguish between design for resilience and conventional code-based design.
  • Discuss strategies for resilience in roof and facade design.


Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for their attendance. Attendance is free and open to all; please invite colleagues. We will serve refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited to the first 50 guests to register.




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5:30 - 6:00PM Registration & Refreshments
6:00 - 7:00PM Presentation & Discussion
7:00 - 7:30PM Cocktail Reception


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Magnolia Hotel Houston
1100 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002

PARKING
Valet parking is available at $15 per car at the hotel. If you wish to self park, there are several garages in the area within a block, as well as street parking.

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Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) is a national engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures, building enclosures, and materials. Our award-winning work encompasses building, energy, civil/infrastructure, and science/defense projects in the United States, Canada, and more than thirty additional countries. SGH has offices in Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York City, San Francisco, Southern California, and Washington, DC.

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