Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Each day's schedule runs from 1:00  4:00 PM (US Eastern), with ~15 minutes between each of the 3 sessions.

Resilience Framework: Engineering Infrastructure Resilience Through Assessment, Management, & Governance

Presented by:

Craig A. Davis, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., M.ASCE
Sue McNeil, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE
Louise Km Comfort, Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE

Powered by ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division

Infrastructure system resilience prior to or following disruptions due to natural or technological hazards is intimately linked with and supports community resilience. This presentation presents a framework, consisting of eight key elements, connecting processes and tools for assessment, management and governance related decisions and the community outcomes. It recognizes infrastructure as interdependent socio-technical systems capable of achieving resilience through optimized flow and provision of services to users that satisfy community-level objectives by reducing social and economic losses while enhancing community wellbeing. In this presentation provides an overview of the framework drawing upon the descriptions presented in Davis et al. (2021, 2022).

Case Study 1: Transportation Network and Community Resilience: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy
Case Study 2: Intelligence Networks: An Emerging Sociotechnical Approach to Increase Resilience in Practice

Structural Safety, Engineering Ethics, & Aesthetics

Presented by:

Rui Liu, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Sigrid Adriaenssens, Ph.D., F.SEI

Powered by ASCE Forensic Engineering Division & ASCE Structural Engineering Institute

The public’s attention was turned on the structural safety of expressive structures due to the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in Miami in 2018, and the cracking in a steel tie girder of the I40 bridge over the Mississippi River in 2021. Material strength, structural safety, economy, and elegancy are expected to be integrated in one excellent structural design especially for the one which is extremely visible to the public. The session explores structural engineers’ roles in addressing challenges posed by unique and innovative designs, following ASCE’s code of ethics for engineers. The session's objective is to engage structural engineers in a thoughtful discussion of their responsibilities in creating a safe and durable structure with a great visual appeal, disciplined by conservation of construction materials and costs.

The session includes presentations and discussions of structural failures or near misses and successful efficient and elegant projects. The presentation will be interactive using Kahoot! to engage online audiences, gauge their opinions, and encourage them to think about their roles and responsibilities in these projects if they were the design engineers.

An interactive discussion between the audiences and an expert panel will follow each project to discuss the following questions:

  • What are the unique challenges posed by the project?
  • How were the unique challenges addressed by structural engineers?
  • What are lessons learned from the failure or the success?

Efficient and expressive forms would help engineers educate the public in the possibilities of changing our nation’s visible facilities into safe and economic landmarks.

Fires, Floods & Landslides: Managing Geohazard with Advanced Technology

Presented by:

Sarah Newton
Scott Anderson
Matt Lato, Ph.D.

Powered by ASCE Committee on Technical Advancement

(Description coming soon)

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