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In 2013, the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission published The Oregon Resilience Plan outlining the risks and challenges facing Oregonians from a potential Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. The plan provides sobering predictions about the impacts of a magnitude 9+ earthquake and is a call to action for Oregonians.

Administrators from the Beaverton School District read this plan and understood their responsibility to provide safe, resilient schools in their community. The Beaverton School District is currently executing a $680 million bond program and concurrently sponsored a community-wide effort to translate the concepts of the Oregon Resilience Plan into forward-thinking design criteria that can exceed code requirements for new school buildings. Beaverton’s seven new school buildings under construction will achieve seismic Risk Category IV for structural components and contain features that will allow the schools to serve as temporary community shelters after a disaster.

This presentation will provide an overview of the District’s bond program and discuss the motivations for the school district’s resilience work, including criteria selected and cost impacts. Presenter will also share how the newly completed Timberland Middle School that was designed on a tight timeline and completed with an inflexible budget. The innovative, sustainable and resilient building is 62 percent more efficient than a standard school building of its size, and fully capable of functioning as a community emergency shelter post-disaster.

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the role schools can play in community emergency response and economic recovery after a major disaster
  2. Learn how to engage community stakeholders to effectively incorporate resilience strategies into school designs
  3. Understand how to design holistically, and incorporate efficient HVAC, lighting and building envelope, resulting in a school building that’s significantly more efficient than the standard building type baseline
  4. Identify strategies for emergency power, how to correctly size an emergency generator for a school emergency shelter
  5. Learn innovative strategies for designing and financing resilient solar power systems

Richard L. Steinbrugge, Executive Administrator for Facilities, Beaverton School District
Jay Raskin, Architect, and Founder of Salus Resilience
Kent Yu, Principal, SEFT Consulting Group
Kurtis Zenner, Associate, Mahlum Architects
David Chesley, Principal, Interface Engineering

Time and Date:
Friday, April 28, 2017
Presentation: 9–11 a.m.
2nd Floor, Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center
721 Northwest 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Register here.