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.”

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

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ClimaTwin at the ASCE Risk and Resilience Measurements Committee Meeting

ClimaTwin at the ASCE Risk and Resilience Measurements Committee Meeting

ClimaTwin™, Climate Risk Analysis for Infrastructure Digital Twins™, is proud to participate in the Annual Committee Meeting of the Risk and Resilience Measurements Committee (RRMC) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD). Committee Co-Chairs Michael Beer and Hiba Baroud lead discussions with RRMC members, invited guest editors of Special Issues of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, and numerous other subject-matter-experts.

Initiatives of the ASCE IRD Risk and Resilience Measurements Committee include: research projects to develop theory and technology; working groups to solve specific challenges; industrial collaborations and show cases; working with authorities towards regulatory documents; contributions to codes and workshops; contributions to conferences; and, publications as technical reports and books. Further, special issues focus on the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems.

During the international committee meeting, Emin Aktan and Hiba Baroud review the Workshop on Resilience Research with NIST (U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology). Further, Michael Beer and Yongbo Peng provide an update on conference activities, including ISRERM: International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management and ICVRAM: International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD) develops resources for improving the resilience of civil infrastructure and lifeline systems to all hazards. The IRD was established in 2014 to develop a unified approach to advancing the concepts of resilience within lifeline and infrastructure systems. Technical committee membership carries with it an obligation to participate actively in committee work through contribution of technical information.

© 2022 American Society of Civil Engineers. All rights reserved.

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ASCE Annual Risk and Resilience Measurements Committee Meeting

BOSTON, MA, October 10, 2022 — ClimaTwin™, Climate Risk Analysis for Infrastructure Digital Twins™, is proud to participate in the Annual Committee Meeting of the Risk and Resilience Measurements Committee (RRMC) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD). Committee Co-Chairs Michael Beer and Hiba Baroud lead discussions with RRMC members, invited guest editors of Special Issues of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, and numerous other subject-matter-experts.

Initiatives of the ASCE IRD Risk and Resilience Measurements Committee include: research projects to develop theory and technology; working groups to solve specific challenges; industrial collaborations and show cases; working with authorities towards regulatory documents; contributions to codes and workshops; contributions to conferences; and, publications as technical reports and books. Further, special issues focus on the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems.

During the international committee meeting, Emin Aktan and Hiba Baroud review the Workshop on Resilience Research with NIST (U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology). Further, Michael Beer and Yongbo Peng provide an update on conference activities, including ISRERM: International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management and ICVRAM: International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD) develops resources for improving the resilience of civil infrastructure and lifeline systems to all hazards. The IRD was established in 2014 to develop a unified approach to advancing the concepts of resilience within lifeline and infrastructure systems. Technical committee membership carries with it an obligation to participate actively in committee work through contribution of technical information.

© 2022 American Society of Civil Engineers. All rights reserved.

© 2022 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin™, ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, and the ClimaTwin logo are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series: Session 2 Design

Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series: Session 2 Design

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Technical Activities group presents the Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series — the second series of events explore the 2021 ASCE publication, The Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States’ Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions.

The important publication and the complementary series address the vulnerability of United States’ infrastructure to current weather and climate extremes, and the fragility of systems in the face of climate change. Series 2 offers three sessions focusing on analysis, design, and social and economic considerations.

Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series 2 continues on January 13, 2022 with Design, Operation and Maintenance of Infrastructure in the Face of Climate Change (“Design”), lead by Auroop Ganguly, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University; Julia Hopkins, Assistant Professor at Northeastern University; and, Ibbi Almufti, Advanced Technology and Research at Arup.

Summary: Critical societal functions such as drinking water, sanitation, uninterrupted power supply, reliable communications, and transportation will be tested in the near future by evolving weather and hydrological extremes combined with aging, interconnected infrastructure. Adapting to these uncertain extremes must balance elemental capability, such as novel developments that build upon fragility curves and performance-based engineering, with system functionality, such as network science and engineering principles that prioritize incentive structures for robustness of interconnected systems. Here, avenues for adaptation and resilience are presented through the lens of the design, operation, and evaluation of nature-inspired solutions, which range from safe-to-fail strategies, grey-green systems, sensor-based flexible design, to room-for-the-river, urban forests, and coastal habitat restoration. This presentation by a team of three researchers, practitioners and startup co-founders will discuss how emerging, state-of-the-art, and traditional design and operational principles may be harnessed and blended where appropriate for risk-informed action and to develop guidelines for civil and environmental engineers of the 21st-century and beyond.

(Source: https://collaborate.asce.org/fwcx-series)

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Civil Engineers Incorporate Climate Science into Design and Construction

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Technical Advancement (CTA) presents “Incorporating Climate Science into Design and Construction.” ASCE highlights how the increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather and climate stressors, as a result of climate change, pose new risks to our infrastructure systems and services worldwide.

Accordingly, ASCE developed its first sustainability roadmap, calling membership to action and leadership on climate adaptation. Further, the ASCE Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate (CACC) published a report “…identifying the primary manifestations of climate change on critical infrastructure and providing a framework to prioritize climate change adaptation.”

ASCE CACC and the ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD) developed Manuals of Practice on Climate Resilient Infrastructure: Adaptive Design (140) and Hazard-Resilient Infrastructure: Analysis and Design (144). To supplement the manuals of practice, the two groups are developing additional documents to help civil engineers combat climate change.

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