Calendar of Events
After Sandy: Recovery and Resiliency at NYC's Hospitals
AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW
When: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Where: At The Center
Hurricane Sandy was a devastating wake-up call for all involved in the operations, planning, and design of healthcare facilities and hospitals in the city. The storm caused the temporary closing of six hospitals and the emergency evacuation of 6,500 patients from hospitals and nursing homes throughout the city. Ten other hospitals lost primary power and/or other critical building systems due to flooding but were able to remain open in compromised conditions. Hospital bed capacity dropped eight percent in the storm’s immediate aftermath. How could this happen?
This program will explore Sandy’s impact on the healthcare system of New York City, focusing on what’s happening now to increase the resilience of our hospitals. Senior facilities executives at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center, and Coney Island Hospital – three of the Hospitals most affected by the storm – will present case studies on Sandy’s impact, the immediate response, post-storm recovery efforts, and initiatives underway to substantially increase resiliency.
Three of the organizations and agencies that formed task forces to examine what happened and then recommend ways to improve resiliency will also speak: The Mayor’s Office/Director of Resilience about the city’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency [SIRR]; Urban Green Council about its Building Resiliency Task Force; and AIANY about its Post-Sandy Initiative. This new body of knowledge is guiding efforts to guard against the impact of climate change and severe weather events, as well as modifications to Building Codes.
This program embraces the AIANY Chapter’s 2014 presidential theme Civic Spirit: Civic Vision.
Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 AIANY President and DFRR Co-Chair
Jason Harper, AIA, HFC Co-Chair
Nancy Victor, NYSHP Program Committee Chair
PlaNYC Post-Sandy Report: “A Stronger, More Resilient New York”
Daniel Zarillii, PE, Director of Resiliency, Mayor’s Office, City of New York, NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency
NYU Langone Medical Center
Paul Schwabacher, PE, Senior Vice President, Facilities Management
Bellevue Hospital Center
Michael Rawlings, Associate Executive Director, Facilities Management
Coney Island Hospital
Daniel Collins, PE, Director, Facilities Management
Urban Green Council’s “Building Resiliency Task Force” Report
Robin Guenther, FAIA, Principal, Perkins & Will, Co-Chair, Critical Buildings Committee
AIANY Post-Sandy Initiative Report: “Building Better, Building Smarter, Opportunities for Design and Development”
Ray Skorupa, AIA, Principal, MPR, Co-Chair, Critical and Commercial Buildings Committee
Robin Guenther, FAIA
Price: Free for AIA members, NYSHP members, and students; $20 for non-members
This program is presented in conjunction with the Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, AIANY Chapter 2014 presidential theme “Civic Spirit: Civic Vision”