New ASCE Manuals of Practice Provide a Quantitative Approach for Assessing Resilience
Reston, Va. – Resilience is defined as the ability to adapt to and recover from disruptive events. For civil engineers, this applies to the design and construction of buildings...
Flood-Resistant Building Design and Local Climate Change Resilience Initiatives
By Matt Gilbertson, P.E., S.E., Emanuel DeAndrade, P.E., and Sean Donlon, P.E. Flooding is one of the nation’s most costly natural hazards, but – despite the...
SFPE Foundation Announces Grand Challenges Initiative and Invites Participants to its Virtual Summit
GAITHERSBURG, Maryland – The SFPE Foundation, a charitable organization focused on enhancing the scientific understanding of fire and its interaction with the natural and built...
Building resiliency into construction businesses with cloud-based technology
By Dustin DeVan Hurricane Sandy caused approximately $70 billion in damage along the East Coast of the United States, with a substantial cost of...
Wet-weather infrastructure: Smart analysis and TOTEX planning equal savings and resilience
How “sweating the system” with smart analytics modeling and TOTEX planning can deliver fit-for-purpose solutions, capital cost savings, and system optimization By Nick Anderson and...
Report Identifies Ways Communities Can More Effectively Measure Progress Toward Resilience
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends steps U.S. communities can take to better measure their progress in building resilience to disasters, including measuring resilience around multiple dimensions of a community, and incentivizing the measurement of resilience.
Researcher going to India to document damage from record rains
Richard Coffman, associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, will travel to the Indian state of Kerala this week as part of a mission to study the impact of record rains and flooding. Kerala received almost 100 inches of rain between June 1 and Aug. 26.
New Orleans selects Stantec team to design Blue & Green Corridors
The City of New Orleans selected Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. to provide planning, design, engineering, and community engagement for an innovative resilience project in the city’s Gentilly Resilience District, reflecting New Orleans’ new “living with water” approach to water management.
NIST seeks comments on tool to select resilience projects
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking feedback about the utility and ease of use of a software-based tool designed to help communities select cost-effective resilience projects.