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Advisory Group for Resiliency Guidelines announced; first meeting set for February 2020.

01/31/2020 Upper Marlboro, MD

Home Innovation Announces Residential Resiliency Guide Advisory Group

Inaugural Meeting of Advisory Group for Residential Resilience Guidelines for Builders & Developers to Convene February 24th

After careful consideration of over 110 applications to be part of the Advisory Group for HUD’s Residential Resilience Guidelines for Builders & Developers, Home Innovation Research Labs is happy to announce the 31 individuals that will comprise the group, in addition to its chair, Randy Noel, MIRM, CGB, CMP, of REVE, Inc., a leading single-family builder from LaPlace, La.

Ultimately, with the guidance of this group, Home Innovation is tasked by HUD with producing a set of practical, actionable guidelines for builders and developers to design and construct residential buildings, neighborhoods, and accessory structures to improve residential resilience and integrate that resiliency with the entire community.

To accomplish this goal, Home Innovation was careful to select Advisory Group members who represent a diverse set of skills, experience, and regional knowledge. The group includes architects, engineers, planners, developers, emergency managers, building code officials, builders, and representatives from federal, state, and local government agencies. The group was also selected to ensure a balance within three specific categories of expertise – Users, Producers, and Public Interest. Below is a list of all members and the categories they represent.




The inaugural meeting of the Advisory Group will be Monday, February 24, 2020, at Home Innovation’s headquarters in Upper Marlboro, Md. During this initial meeting, the group will review processes and protocols for developing the Residential Resilience Guidelines for Builders & Developers, including:

For more information on the project, contact John Peavey, P.E., Home Innovation’s Director, Building Science.

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