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HURRIPLAN Resilient Building Design for Coastal Communities (PER-306)

January 08, 2015 - 9:00 am to January 09, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Tuckerton

Jacques Cousteau Reserve, Tuckerton, NJ

January 12, 2015 - 9:00 am to January 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Hoboken

Stevens Institute, Hoboken, NJ

Hurricanes are among the deadliest and costliest of natural disasters. Our coastal and inland communities that are vulnerable to this force, must adapt to and incorporate this powerful constraint into the planning and design of the built environment.

This two-day performance-level course will provide professionals with the training necessary to integrate resilient community planning and building design strategies with civic and commercial projects located in hurricane-prone areas. In addition to discussing existing regulations, this course will feature best practices that may increase community shelter capacity while addressing design concerns such as sustainability, accessibility, architectural aesthetics, and regional culture.

Course Modules include:

     

  • Hurricane Science & Hazards
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Building Design case studies
  • Community Resources and Insurance
  • Zoning Code Strategies
  • Building Code Regulations
  • Guidelines and Best Practices
  • Building Envelope Technology
  • Community Saferoom Planning and Building Design
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Details:

Target Audience:

Emergency Management, Governmental Administrative, Public Works, Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety, Building and Zoning Officials, MItigation Specialists, Planners, Architects, Engineers, Building Managers, Developers

 

 

Register for this FEMA Certified workshop here.

 

 

 

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops

Climate Reality: Causes, Affects, & Solutions for the 21st Century & Beyond

January 14, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Newark

Weston Hall (Lecture Hall 1) College of Architecture and Design New Jersey Institute of Technology University Heights Newark, NJ 07102-1982

Designing communities and buildings to be resilient in addition to sustainable has become necessary but it is still only treating the symptoms rather than curing the cause. This presentation will provide attendees with the science behind climate change, the affects being felt around the globe, and the big picture solutions possible to mitigate or even reverse climate change.

The idea of resiliency has emerged as a major driving force in response to extreme events being experienced more and more frequently as a result of the effects of climate change. Designing communities and buildings to be resilient in addition to sustainable has become necessary but it is still only treating the symptoms rather than curing the cause. This presentation will provide attendees with the science behind climate change, the affects being felt around the globe, and the big picture solutions possible to mitigate or even reverse climate change. 400,000 people descended on NYC recently to speak out about this issue at the United Nations summit and the United States and China recently signed a historic pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is our sincere hope that this presentation will help you understand one of the most important social, environmental and economic challenges of our time and give you a starting point to get engaged and make a difference.


Instructor: Jason Kliwinski AIA, LEED AP BD&C, O&M, LEED Fellow, CEO/Founder Green Building Center, Adjunct Faculty, NJIT School of Architecture


About the Climate Reality Project:

Founded and chaired by Al Gore, Nobel Laureate and former Vice President of the United States, The Climate Reality Project has more than 5 million members and supporters worldwide. It is guided by one simple truth: The climate crisis is real and we know how to solve it.


Credential Maintenance Units:

GBCI CE Hours 2 (self-reported)


Fee:

Members: $25.00

Non-members: $35.00

Students: No charge

Qualifying grantees: No charge


Employees of NJ businesses may qualify to take this course fully-funded. Interested companies should contact Florence Block, USGBC NJ Executive Director at (973) 290-0013 or executivedirector@usgbcnj.org.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops

Going Up? - Coastal Flood Mitigation

March 12, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Bayhead Yacht Club

Ballroom, Bay Head Yacht Club, Bay Head, NJ 08742

Preservation New Jersey's 2015 Resiliency Workshop Series

One of the great challenges of communities living on the New Jersey coast or along its some 18,126 miles of rivers and streams is how to prepare for inevitable flooding.

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requires that buildings be elevated, moved out of a floodplain, or acquired and demolished to comply with the new flood maps. The hope is that elevating will keep buildings out of the water, but what do wholesale elevations do to a community?

How do you elevate buildings without adversely affecting historic character?

What do elevations do to a streetscape? What are the best design options?

What happens to the residents who can't afford to elevate or rebuild?

Speakers: 

*Justin A. Mihalik, AIA NCARB, NJ-AIA, AIA Regional Recovery Working Group (AIARRWG)

*Timothy G. Hart, Division Director Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission

*Linda B. Weber, AICP, PP, Resiliency Director, Sustainability Institute, The College of New Jersey

*Susan Bristol, Architect, LEED AP, NJ Planning Professional, Adjunct Instructor, NJIT

Reserve your place today!

Click here to register. Cost: $25.00

For more info contact Preservation New Jersey at 609-392-6409 or preservationnj@gmail.com

Check in: 1-2pm - Refreshments will be served

This workshop qualifies for AIA continuing education credits. 

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops

FEMA 936: Floodproofing Existing Non-Residential Structures

November 24, 2014 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hackensack

4th Floor Learning Center 1 Bergen County Plaza Hackensack, NJ

The course is FEMA approved and is a great opportunity for those working in the floodproofing  of  non-residential structures to really understand what is approved by FEMA and what is not; what works, what doesn’t. Learn the best techniques to floodproof existing structures. This course is designed to help the non-residential owners, such as factories, warehouses , hospitals and apartment buildings, etc., to better prevent  damage such as that caused by storm surges such as we experienced from Superstorm Sandy.

The course will be taught by FEMA certified  instructors. The course will be certified by NJAFM for CFM credits. Application to the NYPE Board for PE credits is being made also.

Upon registration, Bergen County will provide an electronic copy of the Student Manual. It will be sent to your email address and you can print it or bring the electronic copy on your laptop. FEMA will provide the 936 Document. We anticipate providing lunch service at about $10.00 per person; we will advise on this when we send the Student Manual.

Register for this event at the NJAFM website.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops

Reaching Resiliency

October 22, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Atlantic City

Atlantic Cape Community College 1535 Bacharach Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

 

 

Join us for an important event focused on preparing your community for the next climate event.  Chris Badurek of the NJ Resiliency Network will share how to prepare your town,  to help your community through the process, while earning Sustainable Jersey certification points through resiliency planning.

New Sustainable Jersey actions related to this topic will be highlighted!  You'll also have the opportunity to tour ACCC's newly renovated "Greener" Hospitality Wing.

Program:

     

  • 6:00pm - Snacks & Networking
  • 6:30pm - Reaching Resiliency (Chris Badurek, South Jersey's Resiliency Manager, the NJ Resiliency Network)
  • 7:15pm - Q&A
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*This event is hosted by the Sustainable Jersey Atlantic-Cape May Hub and Atlantic Cape Community College.   Sustainable Jersey's Atlantic-Cape May Hub is a network of local Green Teams and sustainability leaders working together to make their communities more resilient and sustainable.

REGISTER at the Sustainable Jersey website.

 

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops

The Evolving Financial Landscape for Renewable Energy

September 10, 2014 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

New York, NY

New York University School of Law Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall 108 W 3rd St New York, NY 10012

Leading experts from industry, finance, and government will provide insights into the current financing landscape for renewable energy. What new structures are emerging to support renewable energy development? What financing barriers remain? What changes in tax policy are anticipated? These questions and more will be explored.

Sponsored by Chadbourne & Parke LLP.  Opening remarks by: George E. Pataki, former Governor of the State of New York; Chairman of the Pataki-Cahill Group; Counsel, Chadbourne & Parke LLP. Speakers include: Neil Auerbach (LLM ’84), CEO, Hudson Clean Energy Partners; Steve Corneli, SVP, Policy & Strategy, NRG Energy; Eli Katz (LLM ’04), Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP; Dana Sands, Managing Director, TAG Energy Partners; Jason Segal, Managing Director, Aldwych Capital Partners and Managing Partner, Environment and Renewables Group 

Questions? Please email law.guarini@nyu.edu

Please RSVP here.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

CFM Training Workshop from NJAFM

September 16, 2014 - 8:30 am to September 17, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Morristown

Louis Berger Office 412 Mount Kemble Ave. Morristown NJ 07962

NJAFM: The New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management (NJAFM) is dedicated to promoting sound floodplain management at all levels of government. NJAFM seeks to accomplish this goal through education, outreach, training and coordination of flood mitigation activities between state and federal governmental agencies, municipal officials, property owners and private sector professionals. NJAFM is the NJ State Chapter of the Association for State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).

ASFPM: ASFPM was founded in 1977 as the supporting organization of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, flood preparedness, and flood warning and recovery. ASFPM’s mission is to mitigate the losses, costs and human suffering caused by flooding and to promote wise use of the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains. ASFPM is the premiervoice in floodplain management practice and policy throughout the nation.

CFM PROGRAM: The Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) program was established by ASFPM to improve the knowledge and abilities of floodplain managers in the United States. More information on the CFM program can be found at www.floods.org, then click on “Certification”.

CFM REVIEW: NJAFM is presenting a 2 day review program to prepare for taking the CFM exam. This review course will closely follow the following documents: FEMA-480, a study guide and desk reference for local officials, and Flood County USA Flood Insurance Study and maps. The course instructor will be Cleighton Smith, PE, CFM. All registrants will be will be expected to review study materials prior to the course.

CFM EXAM: The CFM exam will be given at the NJAFM Annual Conference at Bally's in Atlantic City October 16th from 2:00pm-5:00pm. In order to take the exam, you need to apply through ASFPM.  You need to download the application from http://www.floods.org/index.asp?menuid=405&firstlevelmenuid=180&siteid=1 and mail it WITH SEPARATE FEE to ASFPM at least two weeks before the exam date. **Please note there is a separate fee (paid to ASFPM) for taking the exam.** There is a discount for ASFPM members, but unfortunately, not for NJAFM members.

LOCATION: Louis Berger Office

412 Mount Kemble Ave.
Morristown NJ 07962

COST: FREE to NJAFM Local Official Members in good standing who are not yet CFMs!!  

25$ to NJAFM Members in good standing who are not yet CFMs

$225 to all Non-Members

DATES AND TIME OF REVIEW COURSE:
Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014 (8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM) &
Wednesday,
 Sept 17, 2014 (8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM)

DATE AND TIME OF CFM EXAM:
THURSDAY, Oct 16, 2014 (2:00 PM TO 5:00 PM)
**NOTE REGISTRATION FOR
 EXAM IS SEPARATE FROM REGISTRATION FOR REVIEW COURSE**

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Cleighton Smith, P.E.

For more information on the CFM Review Course or the ASFPM CFM program, please contact Cleighton at csmith@bergmannpc.com or 610.834.4080 x829. More information on the CFM program can also be found at www.floods.org.

 

 

For more information, go to CFM Training!

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops
Event Category: Other Events

Flooodplain 101 for Municipal Officials

October 27, 2014 - 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Tuckerton, NJ

Jacques Cosuteau Reserve 130 Great Bay Blvd Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Often get questions about floodplain rules and regulations and don't know how to answer them? This non-technical half-day class will provide a general overview of floodplain terminology, rules and regulations. This course is meant for the local official/staff that wants to gain enough knowledge to be able answer residents' questions.

Topic to be covered in this course include:

     

  • Floods and Floodplain Management
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  • NFIP Floods Studies and Maps
  • Using NFIP Studies and Maps
  • NFIP Foodplain Management Requirements
  • Ordinance Administration
  • And lastly, additional resources, where to get more training
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Course Instructor:  Jennifer DiLorenzo, Lead Environmental Protection Specialist/Coastal Engineer for FEMA

Register for this workshop at the JCNERR website.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops

How Do You Floodproof a City?

February 25, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Ballroom B, NJIT Campus Center

NJIT, University Hts., Newark, NJ

Preservation New Jersey's 2015 Resiliency Workshop Series

Preparing our historic cities to be more resilient when challenged by severe flooding by severe flooding such as with Hurricane Sandy is, in many ways, more complicated than preparing our coastal areas. Within each waterfront context is a variety of historic building types, ranging in use and density. Fashioning a "one-size-fits-all" approach is unrealistic and impossible to implement. It is important to develop adaptive strategies for a historic building or district that carefully weighs building types, intensity of development, the proximity of other buildings, physical condition, and other specific risk factors associated with the area. 

Requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) complicate the effort to maintain the character and context of historic urban fabric. The NFIP currently requires that residential use be abandoned for floors lower than the prescribed Base Flood Elevation (BFE) and can be used only for ancillary uses. Some city-dwellers feel that this would impoverish the streetscape of urban neighborhoods. Here are some questions to be considered:

How do you make urban buildings more resilient without sacrificing historic character or urban vitality?

What options are currently in the marketplace for "dry floodproofing" an urban building?

What happens to the urban demographics and economics of ownership if ground flood uses must be abandoned?


Speakers: 

*Tom Dallessio, Director, NJIT's Center for Resilient Design

*Risa Rottenberg, Assoc. AIA, Sr. Consultant, Vidaris, an Israel Berger & Associate Firm, NY, NY

*Laurie J. Schoeman, Program Director, Green Communities, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. Recovery and Rebuilding Program

*John A. Miller, P.E., CFM, CSM, Water Resources Engineer, Cert. Floodplain and Stormwater Manager, Princeton Hydro, LLC

Reserve your place today!

Click here to register. Cost: $25.00

For more info contact Preservation New Jersey at 609-392-6409 or preservationnj@gmail.com

Check-in: 1-2pm - Refreshments will be served

This workshop qualifies for AIA continuing education credits.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops

Building Partnerships Before the next Disaster

April 30, 2015 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Tranquility Church

5 Kennedy Road, Andover Twp., NJ 07821

The Sussex and Warren County COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters) invites all interested organizations to join in this tabletop exercise to identify local resources available and how best to deploy them in times of emergency.

The Sussex and Warren County COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters) invites all interested organizations to join in this tabletop exercise to identify local resources available and how best to deploy them in times of emergency. 

Effective and efficient post-disaster response depends on having a strong foundation of partnership between the key institutions in every community. This exercise will help agency and organizational representatives better understand the role of COAD in building preparedness, responding to incidents, and engaging in short- and long-term recovery efforts following a disaster event.

Who is Invited?

Any Sussex or Warren organization that contributes to the community, whether it be human services, financial, spiritual, or governmental.

Why Attend?

Your input is needed! This exercise will help SWCOAD identify what resources each agency/ organization can supply and what role each of us can play in the event of a disaster.

Please respond by April 24, 2015: Sussexwarrencoad@gmail.com 

Read the flier for the event here.

Event Type: Trainings and Workshops