Nancy Kohout, John Rushing, Bill Wood and Valerie Berstene

Nancy Kohout is a principal and mechanical engineer at SmithGroup. She leads SmithGroup’s Chicago office mechanical engineering discipline with more than 20 years of experience and currently serves as the co-chair of Women in ASHRAE – Illinois Chapter. John Rushing is a structural engineer at SmithGroup. Rushing has more than 20 years of experience in structural design. Bill Wood is a civil engineer at SmithGroup. He has extensive expertise integrating infrastructure with placemaking design to provide resilient solutions and routinely speaks about green infrastructure and resiliency at regional conferences. Valerie Berstene is an architect and urban designer focused on resiliency and equity in communities.

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Building Types October 29, 2020

Harnessing an interdisciplinary team for resilient design

By collaborating with an interdisciplinary team, engineers can offer high-value, holistic solutions that promote resilient design for buildings and sites of all types

By Nancy Kohout, John Rushing, Bill Wood and Valerie Berstene
Case Studies October 29, 2020

Case study: Designing for tornadoes in the Midwest

The Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine created a dual-use space to meet resilient design needs

By Nancy Kohout, John Rushing, Bill Wood and Valerie Berstene
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