Free Webinar for Members - Hazard-Resilient Infrastructure: Systems and Networks

Aug 18, 2021

The next TEC Talk, a monthly one-hour webinar series for ASME members,
Bilal M. Ayyub
features Bilal M. Ayyub, the director of the University of Maryland Center for Technology and Systems Management. The talk, on Thursday, August 26, at 12 p.m. EDT, will be based on the 2021 published manual of practice on Hazard-Resilient Infrastructure with a focus on mechanical engineering systems, such as electric power distribution, and railroad and transit networks.

According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the world’s inhabitants with the greatest amount of property and wealth are concentrated in urban centers situated in locations already prone to major disasters, such as earthquakes and severe droughts, and along flood-prone coastlines. This concentration in urban centers is expected to increase from 50% in 2012 to 66% in 2025. Examining infrastructure systems in the context of resilience would add proper considerations for adaptability to changing conditions, including recovery.

This presentation introduces analysis and design methods for hazard-resilient infrastructure. The goal is to transform our infrastructure systems and networks and make them hazard resilient. An underlying framework emphasizes infrastructure systems and how they support community resilience. The underlying approaches are based on using probabilistic methods for risk analysis and management for infrastructure projects to effectively address uncertainties within a planning horizon timeframe.
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Ayyub is an A. James Clark School of Engineering professor and the director of the University of Maryland Center for Technology and Systems Management. He has expertise in the areas of risk, uncertainty and decision analysis and risk management including finance.

The webinar is presented by ASME’s Technical and Engineering Communities (TEC) sector and the Safety Engineering & Risk Analysis Division.

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