Michael Schmeida, MSc, LEED AP is the director of technical services for the Gypsum Association, a trade
association that represents gypsum board manufacturing companies located in the United States and Canada.
His responsibilities include overseeing and coordinating standards and testing efforts for the industry.
Resilience is a newer design concern within the construction industry. With the apparent increase in natural disasters, such as hurricanes and wildfires, the desire for more resilient buildings is on many people’s minds. However, what is resilience and how do gypsum panel products factor into this new way of thinking?