International Builders' Show
January 21 - 23, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
JAN 21-23, 2020

Resilient Design: Building to Survive Fires & Floods [DEMO]

Thursday, February 21 | 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Type: Live Demo

Location: LVCC - High Performance Building Zone - N135, N145

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Matt Whitbeck  | Kevin Ireton

What It's About:

A demo at the 2017 HPBZHurricanes, flooding and wildfires all seem to be on the rise. Our houses ought to offer redundant services that allow people to stay put and live comfortably if power and other utilities are disrupted for an extended time. Our experts will begin with an overview of resilient design, and then, in light of the recent fires in California, we’ll focus on materials and assemblies for constructing a fire-resistant house.

What You’ll See and Learn:

Attendees examine the frame built at the 2017 HPBZ

  • Design and renovation that enables buildings to withstand wildfires, floods, severe storms and other weather-related impacts
  • Passive survivability: reduce energy loads and take advantage of passive heating and cooling
  • Back-up power sources and water supply: fuel-run generator or solar electric w/battery storage, rain barrels and hand pumps
  • Fire-resistant and deterrent material choices: Cement siding, heavy timers, landscaping, roof vents that stop burning embers from getting in

Learn more about the HPBZ Demo Stage & Building Performance Lab.

How to Participate:

Attendees watch a demo at the 2017 HPBZDemos and activities in the High Performance Building Zone are free to attend and no pre-registration is required. To participate, please visit the HPBZ at the date, time and location indicated above. Seating will be available.

Continuing Education:

NAHB - 0.5 CE hour(s)

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