ASTM International has released a new standard, ASTM E3350-22 ‘Standard Guide for Community Resilience Planning for Buildings and Infrastructure’. ASTM E3350-22 sets out a ‘flexible approach for communities to develop customized, comprehensive resilience plans for buildings and infrastructure systems that include input from relevant stakeholders; consider the social, economic, and physical systems of a community; establish community-scale performance goals that encourage recovery-oriented planning; and recommend processes to implement and maintain community resilience plans over time as community priorities evolve and change’.
The guide provides an analytical framework for ‘establishing desired versus current anticipated performance in terms of time to recovery of function for clusters and infrastructure systems. The output of this analytical framework provides an objective basis for establishing priorities among proposed strategies and solutions to help meet community resilience goals’.
The guide was developed with various organizations including experts from NIST, other US federal agencies, private industry and local governments.