Proposed ASTM International Standard Addresses Structural Resilience

ASTM International’s sustainability committee (E60) is developing a new standard guide that seeks to define general principles of resilience.

“This guide is intended to be a primer for the creation of other standards that address more specifically the resilience of individual systems and products,” says ASTM International member Michael Schmeida. “It could also serve as a guide for designers, manufacturers, or others in the creation of new, more resilient products, and buildings.”

The proposed guide (WK54254) directly relates to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 9, 11, and 12 involving infrastructure, sustainable communities, and responsible consumption.

According to Schmeida, resilience and sustainability go hand-in-hand. “Resilient structures, systems, products, and so on contribute to more sustainable solutions as they especially help reduce the need to utilize resources in the future,” he says.

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Release #11478


July 14, 2022

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