Ibbi Almufti is an Associate Principal and Arup’s Americas Resilience and Adaption Services leader, based in Arup’s San Francisco office. In his role, he guides organizations on their resilience journey, from understanding and quantifying risk, developing resilience strategies, and prioritizing investment for implementation so they can take action with confidence. He has over 15 years of experience designing, assessing, and improving building and organizational performance against multiple hazards to achieve an owner’s resilience objectives. Ibbi specializes in probabilistic natural hazard and climate change risk analysis, performance-based seismic design and analysis, and risk-based resilience advisory.
Committed to making resilience mainstream, he has led Arup’s partnership with First Street Foundation to provide people access to climate risk data as well as the development of the REDi™ Rating System, which provides owners, architects, and engineers with a framework for implementing “resilience-based design” for earthquakes, windstorms, and floods. Ibbi serves on a national building code committee to embed functional recovery into seismic provisions and has previously served on the LEED Resilience Working. Recent notable projects include providing resilience-based seismic design for 181 Fremont Tower in San Francisco and a campus seismic risk assessment and resilience strategy for the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.