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REDi Rating System

The REDi guidelines form a framework for resilience based design for the built environment. Developed by our advanced technology and research team, it gives owners, architects and engineers a framework for resilience-based design for earthquakes, extreme storms and flooding.

Current building codes do not provide resilience – the ability of an organization or community to quickly recover after a disaster. They are only designed to protect the lives of building occupants. Significant damage to the building structure, architectural components and facades, mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) equipment and building contents is frequently observed in code-designed buildings

As such, when a major disaster such as a hurricane or earthquake strikes a region, the financial costs of demolition, repair and restoration of utilities are immense. Indirect losses due to downtime, business interruption, the loss of culture, sense of community, and quality of life can impact communities and hinder recovery for years and even decades after the event.

The Resilience-based Engineering Design Initiative (REDi™) Rating System, developed by Arup's Advanced Technology and Research team, proposes a framework for owners, architects, and engineers to implement “resilience-based design”.

It describes design and planning criteria to enable owners to resume business operations and provide liveable conditions quickly after a disaster, according to their desired resilience objectives. It also presents a loss evaluation methodology for assessing the success of the adopted design and planning measures in meeting the resilience objectives.

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