Drawing expertise from both public and private sectors, NIST and FEMA assembled a committee of more than 30 engineers, architects, building owners, code officials and social scientists, including several of their own researchers, to devise options for addressing gaps in codes, standards and practices. In the report that was sent to Congress in January, the authors encourage officials to consider adopting functional recovery approaches that go beyond the current requirements.
Read the full article on the National Institute of Standards and Technology website and report to Congress by clicking the button below.
The damage from a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in 2011 devastated the central business district in Christchurch, New Zealand.
In conjunction with this article, Taylor Devices will be sponsoring a session at this year’s EERI Annual Meeting happening March 23 – 25, 2021.
In this session, Resilient Design for Functional Recovery – Our Profession is Currently Taking the Lead, speakers will discuss how engineers are already implementing resilient design for functional recovery, and doing so in a quantitative, standardizes, and repeatable way, using the FEMA P-58 risk assessment methodology.
To learn more and register for this event, please visit the EERI website.