Resilience: Managing the Risk of Natural Disaster

Resilience is an area of growing attention and growing concern. Over the  years the need to comprehensively address all aspects of the resilience timeline has become ever more important. In conjunction with several co-authors, we have tried to address this topic through a pair of companion books that will be made available for free download  through the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) council for “The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP)”. 

Resilience: Managing the Risk of Natural Disaster considers risk  management strategies, risk identification methods, and pre- and post- event activities to minimize risk. Post-event recovery is a more widely understood field, as practitioners have a plethora of lessons learned from completed projects. Pre-event planning as a means of minimizing damage and downtime is a lesser developed field, and this book organizes both literature supported data and the authors’ anecdotal experiences into a framework for disaster management, spanning pre- and post- event.

Resilience: An Engineering & Construction Perspective will expose the reader to many concepts but we will draw attention to three in particular. First the importance of identifying, assessing and tracking resiliency. Second, how post disaster construction occurs in a changed project deliver framework. Finally, the commonality of resilience and business continuity.

We hope you find these books of interest and value and recognize that these considerations apply to both public and private infrastructure and facilities and that resilience and business continuity considerations have common frameworks.

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