As the Climate Changes, Architects and Engineers Need to Design Buildings Differently

Written by Engineers 4 Change

In the past seven years, four major disasters have caused serious disruptions in the Northeast and Midwest United States. Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York City in 2012, inflicting nearly US$11 billion in damage to buildings. In 2014, a storm dubbed “Snowvember” dropped more than seven feet of snow in western New York. Three years later, historic flooding along Lake Ontario inundated numerous homes and businesses. And severe storms in the Susquehanna River watershed in 2018 caused more than $1 billion in damage.

As Earth’s climate changes, the frequency, intensity and duration of these extreme weather events is expected to

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