ASCE opens Sustainable Infrastructure standard draft to comment

Sources: American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Va.; CP staff

The American Society of Civil Engineers invites comments through January 25 on the draft of a new document, ASCE/COS 73-XX Standard Requirements for Sustainable Infrastructure. Components and outcomes described in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Life-Cycle Cost Analysis, Natural World, Quality of Life, Resilience, Resource Allocation and Sustainability Leadership chapters are intended to guide target projects cradle to grave.

“Leadership shall encourage transformative development of the infrastructure solution at the earliest stages; consider and analyze all reasonable alternatives; and, consider natural, no-construction and constructed project solutions,” ASCE notes. “For constructed project solutions, the entire life-cycle of the project shall be considered within the context of this standard.” Accessing the ASCE Public Comment System requires users to create a web account. Additional details on the “Requirements for Sustainable Infrastructure” draft, posted at the comment portal, can be obtained from ASCE Codes and Standards Coordinator James Neckel, 703/295-6176; [email protected].

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