Risks Of Earthquakes To Small Business Economy Webcast
Risks Of Earthquakes To Small Business EconomyAli Sahabi2019-02-19T21:02:20+00:00
In Case you missed the Live Seminar Webcast On August 8, 2018. Below are Video Segments of the event:
Enjoy & we hope you find the seminar informative and helpful!
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Evan Reis – US Resiliency Council
Evan Reis, SE, PE USRC Executive Director and co-Founder 650-804-5737 [email protected]
Evan Reis, SE, is the Executive Director of the US Resiliency Council. He graduated from Stanford University in 1988. The following year he was back down on the Farm, helping the University recover from the Loma Prieta Earthquake, as the structural engineer for the retrofit of its most historic buildings, including the Memorial Church and Stanford Art Museum, the first reinforced concrete building built west of the Mississippi.
Evan co-founded the USRC in 2011 to educate building stakeholders and the public about the gap between the growing sustainability movement and true resilient design. Improving community and regional resilience in natural disasters is a national imperative. The USRC’s mission is to educate, advocate and promote better tools for assessing and communicating building performance in natural disasters, and provide data to make better-informed decisions on owning, renting, leasing and insuring properties, so that market forces will drive the building design, and procurement process toward more resilient building design.
Les Lo Baugh is president of E Cubed Optimizers which is a resiliency, environmental and energy consulting firm. He is also an attorney with 40 years of experience in the environmental, corporate and energy fields. He is a retired partner of the internal law firm Norton, Rose, Fulbright, one of the largest law firms in the world, where he served as chair of its Pacific Rim environmental and energy practice.
Les began his career working in the US Senate as a legislative aide entrusted with drafting many of the key federal environmental laws,
His clients include corporations, non-profits, and governmental organizations. For instance, he advises the USGBC on resiliency, energy, utility and other matters.
Recently Les completed a six-month study of the resiliency of the City of Boston. The study examined in depth 16 separate but inter-related areas of resiliency. The resulting resiliency case study was published this July by the USGBC and Is posted on its website.
He has been an expert witness before the U.S. Congress, as well as a keynote speaker at the EPA headquarters, the Pentagon and at international conferences such as the World Jurist Association and the international oil and gas conference. He is also the developer of the First Nations Ecological Conservancy.
Earlier this year, he testified before both the California assembly and senate concerning AB 2681, the seismic resiliency bill. In addition. the USGBC requested he represent it during those hearings and present its strong support for passage of this important bill.