ASTM International - ASTM E3130-18

Standard Guide for Developing Cost-Effective Community Resilience Strategies

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 April 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 6
ICS Code (Company organization and management in general): 03.100.01
significance And Use:

5.1 Investments in projects supporting community resilience are characterized by uncertainties regarding the frequency and magnitude of natural, technological, and human-caused disruptions.... View More

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1.1 This guide describes a generic economic methodology for evaluating investment decisions aimed to improve the ability of communities to adapt to, withstand, and quickly recover from, disruptive events. The methodology describes a framework for developing cost-effective community resilience strategies for new and existing constructed facilities-buildings, industrial facilities, and other critical infrastructure. This guide provides owners and managers of constructed facilities, architects, engineers, constructors, other providers of professional services for constructed facilities, and researchers and analysts with an approach for planning and comparing resilience strategies.

1.2 This guide frames the economic decision process by identifying and comparing the relevant present and future streams of costs and benefits to a community-the latter realized through cost savings and damage loss avoidance-associated with new capital investment into resilience to those generated by the status-quo.

1.3 This guide provides a means to increase the capacity of communities to objectively and effectively compare and contrast capital investment projects through consideration of benefits and costs while maintaining an awareness of system resilience. Topics related to non-market values and uncertainty are also explored.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM E3130-18
April 1, 2018
Standard Guide for Developing Cost-Effective Community Resilience Strategies
5.1 Investments in projects supporting community resilience are characterized by uncertainties regarding the frequency and magnitude of natural, technological, and human-caused disruptions....
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