According to “The State of Resiliency in the Built Environment,” a study by AIA and Owens Corning, 87% of architects report believing that a building that technically meets code is not resilient enough for its location. This is a departure from the opinions of contractors and building owners. In the same study, more than three-quarters of contractors and 85% of building owners and developers reported that they do believe that a building that meets code is resilient. This gap in perception is an important one for architects to close as they expand their leadership role in ensuring a resilient and sustainable built environment.
Source: “The State of Resiliency in the Built Environment,” AIA/Owens Corning, 2022.