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The Future of Disaster Recovery

Categories: Press

SBP, a disaster resilience and recovery nonprofit, shares its approach to disasters using private industry innovations and organizational culture

Photo: Courtesy SBP.

WHAT
A talk and book signing with SBP (formerly Saint Bernard Project), a disaster recovery organization whose mission is to shrink the time between disaster and recovery

WHO
Zack Rosenburg, SBP co-founder and CEO

WHEN
Wednesday, May 15, 6:30–8 pm

WHERE
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

CONTIUING EDUCATION CREDITS
1.5 LU HSW (AIA)

COST
$12 Member, $10 Student, $20 Non-member. Press passes available.

Learn how SBP is leveraging private industry innovations through for-profit partnerships and to create measurable impact after disasters. SBP co-founder and CEO Zack Rosenburg discusses the organization’s holistic approach to disasters—increasing resilience before, and streamlining recovery after. Rosenburg will share how SBP’s intentional organizational culture creates a sustainable environment for continuous improvement, as SBP works towards shrinking the time between disaster and recovery to keep, so that families suffer less.

Following the talk, Rosenburg is available to sign copies of Getting Home (Lean Enterprise Institute (2019), which is available for purchase in the Museum’s Shop.

Founded on the heels of Hurricane Katrina, SBP has grown from a three-person volunteer team to an established organization, responding to disasters across the United States and championing building resiliency and disaster preparedness on the national stage. SBP is the recipient of the 2018 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction. The prize recognizes SBP for their lean and efficient approach to repairing, reinforcing, and rebuilding houses in the aftermath of natural disasters, and for their efforts to increase the resilience of homes, businesses, and communities at risk for floods, tornados, and other events, and to provide guidance throughout the recovery process.

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