ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division Releases Resilient and Sustainable Buildings

Sponsored by the Social Science, Policy, Economics, Education, and Decision (SPEED) Committee of the Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD) of ASCE, Resilient and Sustainable Buildings, IRP 7 provides a high-level overview of the methods and outcomes of four significant projects funded by the National Science Foundation. Further, the projects focus on “resilient and sustainable buildings,” or RSB. The broad spectrum of projects range from a single building to a complete community. Some of the many topics featured in Resilient and Sustainable Buildings, IRP 7 include:

  • “A comprehensive overview of the four multiyear research efforts;
  • Commonalities between the projects in approaches and methods and research gaps;
  • Differences between the projects in methods as a function of scale and hazard;
  • Multi-resilient and sustainable soil foundation structural envelope (SFSE) building systems and;
  • Decision frameworks for selecting among alternative building system designs.”

IRP 7 interests a wide array of stakeholders, such as civil engineers, urban planners, architects, and laboratory researchers, to learn more about the direction of research for resilient and sustainable building projects. Resilient and Sustainable Buildings, IRP 7 is sponsored by the Social Science, Policy, Economics, Education, and Decision Committee and edited by John W. van de Lindt, Ph.D.; Mehrdad Sasani, Ph.D.; Gordon Warn, Ph.D.; and, Mohsen Zaker Esteghamati, Ph.D.

About the Social Science, Policy, Economics, Education, and Decision (SPEED) Committee: “Purpose: To address social science, policy, economics, education, and decision-making aspects of resilience as related to civil infrastructure and lifeline systems to support overall community resilience. Bring together leaders in these disciplines to develop truly resilient communities.

About the Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD) of ASCE: “The Infrastructure Resilience Division develops resources for improving the resilience of civil infrastructure and lifeline systems to all hazards. The Infrastructure Resilience Division was established in 2014 to develop a unified approach to advancing the concepts of resilience within lifeline and infrastructure systems.”

© 2024 American Society of Civil Engineers. All rights reserved.

(Source: https://ascelibrary.org/doi/book/10.1061/9780784485057)

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ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division on Resilient and Sustainable Buildings

Sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Social Science, Policy, Economics, Education, and Decision (SPEED) Committee of the Infrastructure Resilience Division of ASCE, Resilient and Sustainable Buildings, IRP 7 provides a high-level overview of the methods and outcomes of four major projects funded by the National Science Foundation that focus on different aspects of resilient and sustainable buildings (RSB), ranging from a single building to a full community. IRP 7 is of interest to engineers, planners, architects, and researchers, in order to learn about the direction of research for RSB projects. Five key topics of Resilient and Sustainable Buildings, IRP 7 include:

  1. A comprehensive overview of the four multi-year research efforts;
  2. Commonalities between the projects in approaches and methods and in research gaps;
  3. Differences between the projects in methods as a function of scale and hazard;
  4. Multi-resilient and sustainable soil foundation structural envelope (SFSE) building systems, and;
  5. Decision frameworks for selecting among alternative building system designs.

The Infrastructure Resilience Division develops resources for improving the resilience of civil infrastructure and lifeline systems to all hazards. The Infrastructure Resilience Division was established in 2014 to develop a unified approach to advancing the concepts of resilience within lifeline and infrastructure systems.

Edited by: John W. van de Lindt, Ph.D.; Mehrdad Sasani, Ph.D.; Gordon Warn, Ph.D.; and, Mohsen Zaker Esteghamati, Ph.D.

About the Social Science, Policy, Economics, Education, and Decision (SPEED) Committee

Purpose: to address social science, policy, economics, education, and decision-making aspects of resilience as related to civil infrastructure and lifeline systems to support overall community resilience. Bring together leaders in these disciplines to develop truly resilient communities.

(Source: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784485057)

© 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Infrastructure Resilience Publications 7: Resilient and Sustainable Buildings

Infrastructure Resilience Publications 7: Resilient and Sustainable Buildings

Sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Social Science, Policy, Economics, Education, and Decision (SPEED) Committee of the Infrastructure Resilience Division of ASCE, Resilient and Sustainable Buildings, IRP 7 provides a high-level overview of the methods and outcomes of four major projects funded by the National Science Foundation that focus on different aspects of resilient and sustainable buildings (RSB), ranging from a single building to a full community. IRP 7 is of interest to engineers, planners, architects, and researchers, in order to learn about the direction of research for RSB projects. Five key topics of Resilient and Sustainable Buildings, IRP 7 include:

  1. A comprehensive overview of the four multi-year research efforts;
  2. Commonalities between the projects in approaches and methods and in research gaps;
  3. Differences between the projects in methods as a function of scale and hazard;
  4. Multi-resilient and sustainable soil foundation structural envelope (SFSE) building systems, and;
  5. Decision frameworks for selecting among alternative building system designs.

The Infrastructure Resilience Division develops resources for improving the resilience of civil infrastructure and lifeline systems to all hazards. The Infrastructure Resilience Division was established in 2014 to develop a unified approach to advancing the concepts of resilience within lifeline and infrastructure systems.

Edited by: John W. van de Lindt, Ph.D.; Mehrdad Sasani, Ph.D.; Gordon Warn, Ph.D.; and, Mohsen Zaker Esteghamati, Ph.D.

About the Social Science, Policy, Economics, Education, and Decision (SPEED) Committee

Purpose: to address social science, policy, economics, education, and decision-making aspects of resilience as related to civil infrastructure and lifeline systems to support overall community resilience. Bring together leaders in these disciplines to develop truly resilient communities.

(Source: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784485057)

© 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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“Pathways to Resilient Communities” Clearinghouse of Technical Resources

Decision-makers looking to protect communities against natural and manmade disasters

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released a new online toolkit, Pathways to Resilient Communities. This clearinghouse of available technical tools and resources is designed for community leaders looking to improve the built environment’s ability to respond to increasingly severe storms and other threats to vertical and horizontal infrastructure.

The toolkit summarizes the difference between codes, standards, and manuals of practice, and denotes where local leaders can take action to ensure the resources are implemented. The resource also features ASCE’s hazard-specific standards for threats to the built environment by region, including flooding, earthquakes, wind, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, and winter weather.

“Civil engineers are trusted to protect the safety and health of the public through the construction and maintenance of infrastructure systems people rely on every day,” said Maria Lehman, ASCE President. “This new toolkit will help decision-makers understand why modern codes and standards matter when improving current infrastructure and building for a more resilient future.”

© 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers.

(Source: American Society of Civil Engineers)

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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American Society of Civil Engineers Centralizes Resources for Resilience

American Society of Civil Engineers Centralizes Resources for Resilience

Decision-makers looking to protect communities against natural and manmade disasters

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released a new online toolkit, Pathways to Resilient Communities. This clearinghouse of available technical tools and resources is designed for community leaders looking to improve the built environment’s ability to respond to increasingly severe storms and other threats to vertical and horizontal infrastructure.

The toolkit summarizes the difference between codes, standards, and manuals of practice, and denotes where local leaders can take action to ensure the resources are implemented. The resource also features ASCE’s hazard-specific standards for threats to the built environment by region, including flooding, earthquakes, wind, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, and winter weather.

“Civil engineers are trusted to protect the safety and health of the public through the construction and maintenance of infrastructure systems people rely on every day,” said Maria Lehman, ASCE President. “This new toolkit will help decision-makers understand why modern codes and standards matter when improving current infrastructure and building for a more resilient future.”

© 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers.

(Source: American Society of Civil Engineers)

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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