Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

THE ROLE OF PERFORMANCE-BASED ENGINEERING IN ACHIEVING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE: A FIRST STEP

Published

Author(s)

Bruce Ellingwood, Naiyu Wang, James Harris, Therese P. McAllister

Abstract

The resilience of communities depends on the performance of the built environment and on supporting social, economic and public institutions on which the welfare of the community depends. The built environment is susceptible to damage due to a spectrum of environmental and geophysical hazards, which are characterized by large uncertainties in spatial and temporal domains. While the performance of the built environment within a community depends on the integrated collective performance of its civil infrastructure, that infrastructure is largely designed by codes, standards, and regulations which are applicable to facilities and distributed systems. Advances in community resilience modeling and assessment will require a fundamental change in the way that code and standard-writing groups approach their tasks to ensure that performance of the built environment is consistent with community-wide resilience goals. The new design paradigm of performance-based engineering (or PBE) offers the framework for engineers and planners to achieve these desired levels of performance and functionality. Herein, we introduce, from a structural engineering perspective, some issues in developing and implementing performance-based design guidelines and practices aimed at achieving community resilience goals.
Proceedings Title
2nd workshop on Modeling of Physical, Economic, and Social Systems for Resilience Assessment
Conference Dates
December 14-16, 2017
Conference Location
Ispra, IT

Citation

Ellingwood, B. , Wang, N. , Harris, J. and McAllister, T. (2017), THE ROLE OF PERFORMANCE-BASED ENGINEERING IN ACHIEVING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE: A FIRST STEP, 2nd workshop on Modeling of Physical, Economic, and Social Systems for Resilience Assessment, Ispra, IT (Accessed July 13, 2024)

Issues

If you have any questions about this publication or are having problems accessing it, please contact reflib@nist.gov.

Created December 16, 2017, Updated October 12, 2021