ASCE is seeking members to serve on the 5 Technical Committees under the newly formed Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD).
The IRD’s charge is to develop a common approach toward advancing the concepts of resilience in our nation’s civil infrastructure and lifeline systems, fostering cross-communication and developing collaborations around the impacts of natural hazards on civil infrastructure, facilitating the development of guidelines and standards, and disseminating knowledge throughout the civil engineering community. In addition, it will actively coordinate with other ASCE entities as well as allied associations and other stakeholders on resilience concepts.
The Technical Committees seeking members are
- Civil Infrastructure and Lifeline Systems Committee, which seeks professionals to develop tools to address hazard-related problems of civil infrastructure and lifeline systems;
- Disaster Response and Recovery Committee, which seeks professionals to address disaster response and recovery phases for designing resilient infrastructure;
- Emerging Technologies Committee, which seeks professionals to advance frontier technologies and technical solutions that can increase the resilience of communities susceptible to natural hazards;
- Risk and Resilience Measurements Committee, which seeks professionals to build overarching risk-based lifeline resilience standards and resilience metrics; and
- Social Science, Policy, Economics, Education and Decision Committee, which seeks professionals to address the multidisciplinary aspects of resilience.
Members interested in becoming an active member one or more of the Technical Committees may visit the Infrastructure Resilience Division webpage and complete and submit a Committee Application form. For more information, please contact Catherine Tehan, Aff.M.ASCE, ASCE’s Director of the Infrastructure Resilience Division.