As a result of climate change, the intensity, duration, frequency, and location of adverse and extreme weather events are increasing. Accordingly, both public and private sector organizations must take proactive measures to prepare for climate risks.
Infrastructure standards and building codes support the health, safety, environment, and welfare of citizens and communities. On balance, building code developers and researchers worldwide need to address current and future challenges of weather hazards.
A global consortium of building code developers and researchers formed the Global Resiliency Dialogue group, with the goal to inform building code development and improve adverse weather resilience, by leveraging building and climate science.
In the summary entitled “Findings on Changing Risk and Building Codes,” the Global Resiliency Dialogue group outlines objectives and defines strategies to inform building code development and improve adverse weather resilience.
Global Resiliency Dialogue Building Code Development and Research Organization Signatories:
- Australian Building Codes Board
- International Code Council
- Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, Building System Performance (New Zealand)
- National Research Council of Canada
- Scottish Government
Global Resiliency Dialogue Endorsing Organizations:
- American Institute of Architects
- ASTM International
- Australian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council
- Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
- Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council
- Building Officials Institute of New Zealand
- Engineers Australia
- Geoscience Australia
- Insurance Council of Australia
- Northwest Code Professionals
- Planning Institute of Australia
- Standards Australia
- Urban Land Institute
Join the Global Resiliency Dialogue today as an endorsing organization (either as a public sector or non-governmental organization) or as a supporting private sector business.