Resilience, a structure’s ability to withstand and recover from disaster, is a critical issue in today’s world. Building residents, building owners, lenders, and institutional investors alike are vulnerable to the negative impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires.

Attend one or all of our webinars and learn about the latest developments in construction resilience—right from the experts who develop the standards.

Federal Highway Administration Resiliency Efforts

October 21 Ι 1:00 PM EST Ι FREE


Introduction to FHWA and an Overview of the Pavement and Materials Program

FHWA's Approaches to Transportation Resilience

Progress Toward More Resilient Pavements

Providing for Bridges & Structures Resiliency

Transforming Transportation Through Innovation


LaToya Johnson, Team leader for the Pavement Design and Performance Team

Amir Golalipour, Ph.D., P.E., Highway Research Engineer, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

Rob Kafalenos, Environmental Protection Specialist, FHWA ( Sustainable Transportation and Resilience Team)

Sheila Rimal Duwadi, P.E., Senior Research Engineer, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

Jeff Zaharewicz, Acting Director, FHWA Center for Accelerating Innovation


Buildings, Communities and Resilience

October 14 Ι 10:00 AM Ι FREE


  • Introduction & Background

  • Keynote Speaker

  • Community Resilience

  • Research on Community Resilience

  • Resilience of Construction Components

  • Research on Resilient Components 

  • Q&A


Aris Papadopoulos, CEO, Titan America (retired)

Ryan Colker, Vice President, Innovation ICC

Christopher Clavin, Research Environmental Engineer, NIST

Brett Farbstein, Senior Commissioning Engineer, Canon Design

Anne Cope, Chief Engineer, IBHS


Sample Selection, Construction, and Testing of Wind Resistant Roofing Products

August 6, 2020 ǀ 11 am EST ǀ FREE

  • Wind Uplift testing of steep slope roofing materials

  • How to identify and select products for testing

  • How to determine the performance of various steep slope roofing materials

  • Economic implications of decisions


David Alves, FM Approvals, Norwood, MA

Reducing the Vulnerability of Buildings to Wildfire

June 2, 2020 ǀ 2 pm EST ǀ FREE

  • The three basic exposure that buildings threatened by wildfire must resist

  • The meaning of a "coupled approach" as related to building survival during wildires

  • The available basic building code options and relevant standard test methods available in the United States 


Dr. Stephen Quarles, University of California Cooperative Extension Advisor Emeritus

Infrastructure Management (ASTM Standard Practice E3210)

May 20, 2020 ǀ 2 pm EST ǀ FREE

  • Infrastructure management and types

  • Consider all stakeholders, their roles, and institutional change

  • Risks to human health and welfare

  • Forensic analysis, correction, and ongoing improvements

  • Performance and efficiency


Marty Rowland, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

Windborne Debris Standards in Hurricanes for Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems (ASTM Standards E1886 and E1996).

May 6, 2020 ǀ 2 pm EST ǀ FREE

  • Building regulatory systems

  • Performance analysis of buildings, both new and existing

  • Economic and financial implications of decisions related to building performance on a life-cycle basis

  • Impact by missiles representing windborne debris

  • Pressure cycling representing hurricane winds


David Hattis, Building Technology, Inc., Washington, D.C.

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