Senior Managing Partner
Armour Applied Science, LLC
Robert G. Baker
BBJ Consulting Service
Director of Land Use
Office of the President of the Borough of Brooklyn
P. Michael Bowdoin
Attorney at Law, PC
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, City of New York
MTA New York City Transit
Robert D. LiMandri
Department of Buildings, City of New York
Lisa Lavine Nagy, M.D.
Preventive and Environmental Health Alliance
Jack S. Nyman
The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, Baruch College, CUNY
Timothy G. Wentz
HW3 Group, LLC
Lessons to Be Learned From Superstorm Sandy
April 11, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
SUBJECT: Learn about how hidden dangers and careless remediation can lead to major problems for disaster stricken areas.
The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, Baruch College, CUNY in collaboration with ASHRAE will present a groundbreaking event that will change the urban future of New York City. Six of the most respected national experts on disaster recovery and remediation will collaborate, through an interactive forum, to develop a strategic action plan that will enable more effective property restoration and potentially save lives within our disaster stricken northeast region as well as similar global areas.
As warmer spring weather approaches our region many of the buildings that were impacted by super-storm Sandy will begin to experience problems that will endanger their habitability. Deterioration may continue for many years. Similar problems have taken place in New Orleans and other areas affected by major storms involving widespread flooding. This massive disruption will continue unless a proper mitigation strategy is developed.
The renowned panel of experts will consider several conditions that hold a high potential for future occupant risk and emerging building problems. The panelists will offer their evaluation of a) the probability of adverse outcome; b) quantify the seriousness of an adverse impact; c) outline mitigation strategies; d) estimate the implementation costs; and e) propose a private and public sector implementation plan. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide valuable input to the panelists.
This event will generate a post conference enabling plan and report. The proceedings will be publically circulated and will attempt to minimize, or avoid, life disrupting and community destroying outcomes that normally follow natural disasters. It will serve those directly impacted in the NY/NJ area and be developed into public programmatic and professional guidance outreach useful for future disasters. Additional seminars held at the Institute will teach those affected how to apply the recommendations for defined solutions. It is hoped that this engaging event, with public policy support, will indeed shape the fate of urban disaster prone areas.
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