Venue: Marco Polo (TCC)
Date: June 2nd, 2018
Time: 2:00 - 5:00
Location: Marco Polo (TCC)
This session will consist of short presentations related to the theme of developing resilience in the built environment. Questions and answers and a broader conversation between panelists and delegates will follow.
What events and factors impact the built environment?
What does resiliency look like? (Climate change, human threats, technology failures);
Examples of failed resiliency;
Consequences of ignoring the need for resilient design;
How to include resiliency principles in the planning and building design process;
How can organizations like architectural firm, become more resilient?
How does one increase the resiliency of new and existing buildings and infrastructure?
Alec Hay is an engineer and founding principal of Southern, Harbour, a risk, resilience and security planning consultancy in Toronto. Previously, Alec was the resilience and security leader at Dialog, and also served 25 years in the British Royal Engineers. Over the past 30 years, he has specialized in fortifications and infrastructure development and practiced around the world. An adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Centre of Resilience of Critical Infrastructure, Alec focuses on the operational resilience of communities and infrastructure systems. He is a principal and international secretary of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists.
Duncan Phillips is an engineer and the global practice leader for building performance at RWDI Consulting Engineers and Scientists. His team develops climate-responsive design strategies for individual buildings and masterplans. Clients benefit from Duncan’s ability to solve tough building physics problems by analyzing air flow and heat transfer phenomena. These capabilities have applications in ventilation strategies as well as renewable energy. Duncan is a critical player in RWDI’s efforts to both diminish buildings’ contribution to climate change through passive and low-energy design and to design for future climate scenarios by increasing buildings’ resilience to extreme weather events.
Jean-Pierre Taschereau has been a part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world's largest humanitarian network, since 1991. He has been engaged in emergency response operations in Canada and over thirty countries. These include responses to the South Asian tsunami, the Haiti earthquake and the influx of Syrian refugees in Jordan and their arrival in Canada. He has also been involved in the food security crisis in the Sahel and the Ebola outbreaks in Sierra Leone and Guinea. In 2015, Jean-Pierre returned to the Canadian Red Cross as Director of Emergency Operations and led the organization’s response to the Fort McMurray wildfire evacuation, migrants’ arrival in Lacolle, QC, and the British Columbia wildfires of 2016.
We're Starting In
Ports and Portals
Getting there from here
May 30 - June 2, 2018
Saint John, New Brunswick
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Architects' Association of New Brunswick have partnered to present the 2018 Festival of Architecture May 30 - June 2 in Saint John.