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Thursday, December 19

  1. page Resources edited ... Architecture for Humanity Post-Sandy Initiative Copyright © 2013, John Druelinger & Chr…
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    Architecture for Humanity
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    Copyright © 2013, John Druelinger & Christopher J. Sedita, all rights reserved.
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  2. page How to Use This Site edited ... Evolution of Information on this Site Being a wiki, this site is meant to archive information…
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    Evolution of Information on this Site
    Being a wiki, this site is meant to archive information in an easily navigable and searchable fashion, yet keep that archive "active". Each page is a living document that can be updated as new techniques are discovered and adapting. It is neither a final document, nor a blueprint for building, rather it is meant as a starting point from which designers can learn which building techniques may be appropriate to make their building safer, more resilient, and healthier for its inhabitants.
    Copyright © 2013, John Druelinger & Christopher J. Sedita, all rights reserved.
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Monday, December 16

  1. page Onsite Water Remediation edited {offices.png} {recreational.png} {sanitation.png} {recreational.png} Definition On-site …
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    On-site water remediation is a catch-all term that describes several techniques used to deal with stormwater, greywater, and blackwater. Most of these techniques involve natural filtration systems that allow water to be re-used within the building, elsewhere on site, or safely returned to the Earth.
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  2. page Natural Gas Generator edited {fdny.png} {sanitation.png} {recreational.png} {nypd.png} {sanitation.png} Definition {…
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    {pl1404010-400kva_natural_gas_backup_generator_with_led_screen_control_panel.jpg} Natural gas generators are internal combustion engines that generate electrical current by means of burning methane (natural gas). Mechanical energy is converted to electrical energy by forcing electrical conductors through a magnetic field. These devices are a part of building mechanical systems that serve to provide backup power during grid power failure, and may also be known as "backup generator" or "emergency generator".
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    Three 2 MW diesel generators were initially installed at a cost of $4 million as backup power for critical facilities, including the fire house, police station, and emergency service centers. It was also intended to be run during peak power periods to reduce utility charges for the town. The generators were installed well above the base flood elevation, leaving them well out of harms way of storm surge and flood waters. They provided consistent power for emergency services and rescue operations immediately following the storm. Throughout the period of power failure that followed, service was able to be provided to the entire town.
    Although this particular application was implemented using diesel-powered generators, it demonstrates the value that emergency power generators provide for community support and emergency operations. This service would not have been available to citizens without the foresight demonstrated by community leaders to install adequately-sized emergency power equipment in a manner that accounted for natural disaster risks. Generators installed without regard to wind or flood risks may have been rendered useless in emergency situations.
    References
    Diesel Service and Supply. "How Does a Generator Create Electricity?How Generators Work." How Does A Generator Create Electricity? Article on How Generators Work. Web. 08 Nov. 2013. http://www.dieselserviceandsupply.com/How_Generators_Work.aspx
    New York State Department of Public Service "2012 Electric Reliability Performance Report" http://www3.dps.ny.gov/W/PSCWeb.nsf/All/D82A200687D96D3985257687006F39CA?OpenDocument
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    {https://www.steinerelectric.com/images/divisions/generators/gen_rental2.jpg} Source: Steiner Electric Company
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  4. page Wet Floodproofing edited {fdny.png} {sanitation.png} {nypd.png} Definition Wet floodproofing is a method of flood pr…
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    Wet floodproofing is a method of flood preparation that involves building designs and
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    from damage and corrosion caused by contact with flood waters
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    floodable areas
    Issues Addressed
    Wet floodproofing addresses the need to accommodate increased flood risk, and adapt buildings to become more resilient in flooding events. New York City has experienced flash floods, storm surges, storm tides, river floodings, and inland flooding events caused by extreme weather such hurricanes, tornadoes, nor’easterss and high precipitation events.
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  5. page Wet Floodproofing edited ... Definition Wet floodproofing is a method of flood preparation that involves building designs …
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    Definition
    Wet floodproofing is a method of flood preparation that involves building designs and
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    Wet floodproofing differs from dry floodproofing in that dry floodproofing measure take steps to prevent the entry of water entirely (see figure at right for further comparison).
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    from damage and corrosion caused by contact with flood waters
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    floodable areas
    Issues Addressed
    Wet floodproofing addresses the need to accommodate increased flood risk, and adapt buildings to become more resilient in flooding events. New York City has experienced flash floods, storm surges, storm tides, river floodings, and inland flooding events caused by extreme weather such hurricanes, tornadoes, nor’easterss and high precipitation events.
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    Considerations
    Wet floodproofing may only be an appropriate resilience method for certain buildings and uses. Acceptable situations include flooded areas that are used for non-residential uses including basements, sub-floor crawlspaces, parking garages, storage areas, and some commercial areas. It is also important to note that wet floodproofing does not guarantee protection from high hydrostatic pressures caused by fast-moving flood water, wave action, and any debris that is carried by those flood waters. Considerations for these types of events may require the use of flood barriers, green infrastructure, shoreline protections, levees, or flood walls to combat effects.
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    is high.
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    In a cost comparison of floodproofing methods, it is often the case that wet floodproofing measures are less costly than dry floodproofing measures. This is due to the fact that structural reinforcements, watersealing measures and flood barrier doors are far more costly than flood vents needed to allow waters to flow through.
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