(EN) – A Guide to Flood-Resistant Building Terms | DAVID W. DUNLAP


Everyone talks about extreme weather. (Or denies it.) But many people are also doing something: designing and constructing flood-resistant buildings and infrastructure. The New York Times is presenting case studies that highlight how the built environment is being made more resilient in New York City and other nearby coastal areas.“You’ve got to think like a marine architect,” said Richard J. DeMarco, a principal in Montroy DeMarco Architecture, which has worked in West Chelsea, a flood-prone area of Manhattan.Here are terms you are likely to encounter as The Times explores ways to ensure that homes, workplaces and communities can better withstand and recover from storms.


via: The New York Times

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