New standard supports community resilience

ASTM International guidance supports cost-effective ways to withstand and recover from disasters.

April 26, 2018 |

A new ASTM International standard supports cost-effective ways for communities to respond, withstand, and recover from disasters.

The standard addresses a wide range of potential catastrophes, such as natural hazards, utility outages, and human-caused disruptions. The guidance provides an economic framework to evaluate resilience investment options.

The new standard (soon to be published as E3130) was developed by ASTM International’s committee on performance of buildings. It can be used to integrate community resilience plans with economic development, zoning, hazard mitigation, and other community planning activities that affect buildings, public works, and infrastructure.

The standard is aligned with the U.S. National Preparedness System, and complements NIST’s Community Resilience Planning Guide.

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