New ASCE manual of practice provides framework for hazard-resilient infrastructure

A new ASCE manual of practice released this week gives civil engineers the tools to design, plan, and build more resiliently, more consistently.

Sponsored by the ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division and edited by Bilal M. Ayyub, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, Hazard-Resilient Infrastructure: Analysis and DesignMOP 144, provides guidance and an underlying framework for designing new infrastructure systems with consistency across hazards, systems, and sectors.

“We designed this manual of practice to help foster consistent and coordinated infrastructure systems,” Ayyub said. “The most important thing we can achieve is the building of resilient communities.”

It’s that idea of consistency that is

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