San Diego — The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host, on Feb. 18 and 19, 2015, its fourth regional workshop devoted to developing a first-generation framework that will help U.S. communities build resilience to hazard events.

To be held at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar Hotel, in Del Mar, Calif., the workshop will focus on resilience planning and implementation, with an emphasis on interdependencies among buildings, infrastructure and the social systems in a community. Other topics include resilience tools and metrics and formation of a national standards panel that will sustain continuing efforts to further develop and promote disaster-resilience best practices for communities.

The workshop is open to all interested parties. Space is limited. The registration fee is $130.

The agenda and other details can be accessed here:

Registration ends at 5 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2015. To register, go to:

To learn more about the NIST Community Disaster Resilience Initiative, go to: