Flood resilient housing: a multi-hazard approach

Author: Simon Gilliland and Luigi Di Sarno

Date published

26 September 2023

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Members: £45 + VAT
Standard: £70 + VAT

Flood resilient housing: a multi-hazard approach

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Simon Gilliland and Luigi Di Sarno

Date published

26 September 2023

Author

Simon Gilliland and Luigi Di Sarno

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Members: £45 + VAT
Standard: £70 + VAT

Understand flood risk management strategies and how to take a multi-hazard approach to flood resistance, resilience and avoidance in residential projects.

In this webinar, an academic and industry expert showcase their multi-hazard design approach, developed in response to the increased risk of flooding caused by climate change effects. Their innovative low-carbon, flood-resilient, steel and modular housing system provides a robust strategy for adaptation and mitigation in the face of natural hazards, like floods and wind, based on the used of mechanical jacks.

While 29% of the world’s population currently lives in flood-prone areas, with the current growth trends, it is not realistic nor practical to opt out of building in floodplains. The economic impacts of damage to properties due to erosion and landslides are devastating and insurance policies rarely cover the loss.

As the climate change emergency is exacerbating the need of natural phenomenon’s mitigation, both in the UK and internationally, this webinar explored some of the cutting-edge approaches already available to designers and developers worldwide.

Reasons to watch

  • Learn about risk-management strategies that provide flood-resilience to residential projects developed in flood-prone areas and how the proposed approach can be extended to critical infrastructure

  • Understand how you could adapt the multi-hazard approach and design matrix in your residential projects

  • Learn about natural-disaster mitigation and the solutions already available to you

​Intended for

  • SME practitioners working in flood-prone zones, both in the UK and internationally

  • Residential developers

Dr Luigi Di Sarno Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool

Dr. Di Sarno holds a PhD in Structural Engineering, MSc in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Design and MSc in Structural Steel Design from Imperial College London. Dr. Di Sarno is Visiting Professor at the Mid-America Earthquake Center, headquartered at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, since 2002. He is Honorary Member Staff at the College of Engineering, University of Bristol, UK, since 2011 and Adjunct Professor in Seismic Engineering at INTEC, Dominican Republic.

Simon Gilliland Technical Director, WSP

Simon Gilliland is a Chartered Civil Engineer with an interest in the research and development of novel, technology led approaches to flood risk management, and a passion for working closely with communities, academics and stakeholders to lessen the blight caused by flooding, promote sustainable development and make society better. Simon is Technical Director at WSP and oversees a diverse team of Engineers, Consultants and Scientists delivering water management projects across the UK and overseas.

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