New ASTM standard links building performance, community resilience

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

The forthcoming ASTM E3130, Developing Cost-Effective Community Resilience Strategies will inform authorities on ways to respond, withstand, and recover from a range of potential catastrophes, such as natural hazards, utility outages, and human-caused disruptions. The standard provides an economic framework to evaluate investment strategies, along with a seven-step approach to help communities formulate resilience plans.

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Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s Schwartz named ASTM chairman

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

Thomas A. Schwartz, P.E., senior principal and president at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. in Waltham, Mass., has been named chairman of the 2014 ASTM International board of directors.

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