For the first time, industry leaders are focusing on the future of the nation’s aging infrastructure.
Leaders of America’s design and construction industry, as well as building owners and operators, have agreed to promote resilience in contemporary planning, building materials, design, construction and operational techniques to help making the aging infrastructure safe and secure.
CEOs of approximately two-dozen design and construction industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating nearly $1 trillion in GPD, used the occasion of “Building Safety month” to issue a joint statement on resilience.
The CEOs committed their design and construction sector organizations to improve the resilience of the nation’s entire built environment through research into new materials, construction procedures and other methods to improve standard of practice.
Additionally, they committed the industry to educating itself through continuous learning and promoting effective land-use policies, as well as responding to disasters alongside first responders and planning for future events.
“By reaching out across the design and construction industry spectrum, the alliance could play a significant role in addressing major national imperatives as we design, plan and build the future,” says ASLA Executive Vice President and CEO Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, Hon. AIA.
In addition to the American Society of Landscape Architects, here is a list of organizations signing onto the joint statement on resilience:
- American Council of Engineering Companies
- American Institute of Architects
- American Planning Association
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- American Society of Interior Designers
- American Society of Landscape Architects
- American Society of Plumbing Engineers
- Associated Builders and Contractors
- Associated General Contractors of America
- Building Owners and Managers Association
- International Code Council
- International Interior Design Association
- Lean Construction Institute
- National Association of Home Builders
- National Institute of Building Sciences International Facility Management Association
- National Society of Professional Engineers
- Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
- Urban Land Institute
- U.S. Green Building Council