International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP) (12th : 2015)

Disaggregating community resilience objectives to achieve building performance goals Wang, Naiyu; Ellingwood, Bruce R.


Resilience is often regarded as an attribute of communities rather than of individual buildings, bridges and other civil infrastructure facilities. Previous research to support resilient infrastructure has considered, for the most part, actions and policies to achieve resilience objectives at the community level. While it is clear that a community cannot be resilient without resilient individual facilities, few attempts have been made to relate the performance criteria for individual facilities to community resilience goals in a quantitative manner. This paper presents a method for relating risk-informed performance criteria for individual buildings exposed to extreme hazards to broader community resilience objectives and illustrates the application of the method to two residential building inventories. The paper demonstrates the feasibility of disaggregating broader community resilience goals to obtain performance objective of individual facilities.

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