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Climate Change is Expanding the Need for Resilient Building Design

May 17, 2024


Since the dawn of civilization architecture has helped people cope with extremes like heat, moisture, and seismic activity. But with climate change making such extremes more punishing, buildings must withstand stronger storms, higher temperatures, and more devastating floods to protect their occupants.

“Architecture is coming from extremes,” said Kathleen Hetrick, sustainability engineer for Buro Happold, a global sustainability engineering consultancy. “Every aspect of the built environment is protecting people from extremes.”

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