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The goal of 'Whole Building' Design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases.

WBDG Updates

Building Resilience

These resource pages explore different aspects of resilience management to control and help reduce the rapidly increasing costs of manmade and natural hazards and ensure that civil infrastructure exhibits a high degree of resilience.

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Asset Resilience Links for Resilience Management (Simplified Tall Building Example)

Space Types

Atrium
In ancient Roman times, the atrium was the central open area of a house, but today the term atrium is typically associated with commercial and public buildings including offices, health care facilities, libraries, hotels, courthouses, educational facilities, etc.
Typical atrium spaces are large glazing areas on walls and roof.
Auditorium
Auditorium space types are areas for large meetings, presentations, and performances. Auditorium space type facilities may include assembly halls, exhibit halls, auditoriums, and theaters.
The historic 1927 Baldwin Auditorium at Duke University.

Continuing Education

Cathodic Protection Basics
Cathodic Protection is a corrosion prevention and control mechanism utilizing the properties of the electro-chemical corrosion cell. This course is intended to provide an overview of cathodic protection across the facilities life-cycle.
Worker measuring charge

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