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  Resilient Design Guide HIGH WIND WOOD FRAME CONSTRUCTION EDITION  RESILIENT DESIGN GUIDE  1RESILIENT DESIGN GUIDE The purpose of this Resilient Design Guide is to provide architects, designers or even homeowners the information necessary to make any set of house plans useful for constructing a more wind resilient structure. The guide was developed during the course of a two-day charrette that brought together a cross-section of professionals from across the United States. The charrette allowed participants to tap into diverse knowledge and resources provided by professionals, including academics, architects, community outreach organizations, engineers, homebuilders, insurance professionals, manufacturers, product experts, and other building professionals with practical experience before and after high wind disasters, including hurricanes and tornadoes. The group pooled their knowledge and experience to develop an outline for this guide with the goal to provide not only an overview of the “why,” but the “how to” of resilient wind construction. The authors sincerely appreciate the many dedicated professionals that supported this guide. For more information, contact the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) ®  at (877)-221-SAFE or visit  2RESILIENT DESIGN GUIDE Founded in 1857, members of the American Institute of Architects consistently work to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders, and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit .The Gulf Coast Community Design Studio (GCCDS) is a professional service and outreach program of Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, art + design. The GCCDS works through close, pragmatic partnerships with local organizations and communities, regional nonprofits, local governments, universities, developers and other partners across the country to help shape vibrant and resilient Gulf Coast communities.   Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999. By building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design, Architecture for Humanity taps a network of more than 55,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services. They bring design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed. To learn more about Architecture for Humanity and support their work, go to .The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) ®  is the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. The FLASH mission is to promote life safety, property protection and resilience by empowering the families with knowledge and resources for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from disasters of all kinds. The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, headquartered in Tallahassee, represents the interests of more than 3,400 members in Florida. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA-member architect's dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.Founded in 1857, the AIA New York Chapter is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Chapter's members include more than 5,000 practicing architects, allied professionals, students, and public members interested in architecture and design. The AIA New  York Chapter is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach, and professional development.
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