How is scaffolding used in response to emergency situations? Quickly deployed and configurable to myriad contexts, scaffolding performs a vital role in stabilizing damaged structures, constructing new shelters, and providing temporary forms of access. This discussion presents both local and international case studies in order to draw attention to and expand the possibilities of scaffolding as a tool to help mitigate crises and assist in disaster relief efforts.
This program is presented as part of Scaffolding on view at the Center for Architecture through January 18, 2018.
Illya Azaroff, AIA, Director of Design, +LAB Architect
Greg Barton, Curator, Scaffolding
Michele Cyr, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP, Senior Associate. Thornton Tomasetti
Kevin Kennon, AIA, Founder, Kevin Kennon Architects
Cynthia Barton, Former Disaster Housing Recovery Program Manager, New York City Emergency Management Department
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