NIST Seeks Input on Standards Related to Disaster Resilience ~American National Standards Institute
When our flood walls in New Orleans failed 8-29-05, due to engineering misfeasance by the US Army Corps of Engineers before Hurricane Katrina, the ideas in this post became poignant reminders of how easy it is for the tax-paying public to remain unaware of the dangers that surround them. The Corps violated even their own engineering standards when constructing our “hurricane protection system in name only,” killing hundreds ~Bruce Biles
Realizing the full promise of a resilient America demands a strategic approach and science-informed cooperation between public and private sectors. To advance community resilience in the U.S., the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a disaster resilience program and has developed a DRAFT Disaster Resilience Framework. The Framework is intended to develop a community-scale road map approach to disaster resilience by assessing existing standards, codes, and practices; identifying gaps that must be addressed; and establishing overall performance goals and measurements for buildings and infrastructure lifelines in order to bolster community resilience. Read more.