Friends Talk: Performance Goals for Civil Infrastructure: Managing Risk in an Era of Climate Change

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Virtual Event

The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for Performance Goals for Civil Infrastructure: Managing Risk in an Era of Climate Change, presented by Bruce Ellingwood, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University.

Global warming due to human activities is affecting agricultural production, water resources, transportation, hydroelectric power generation, the built environment, and human welfare. The reality of climate change will have a disruptive and substantial impact on the design and performance assessment of civil infrastructure facilities. Performance assessment of civil infrastructure traditionally has treated environmental demands as if the past is representative of the future (the notion of stationary), an assumption which clearly is not tenable in a changing climate. Risk-informed planning and assessment of civil infrastructure aimed at ensuring resilient communities must address deep uncertainties associated with climate change and the potential consequences of engineering decisions for future generations. The Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE has initiated a technical program to address the impact of climate change on structural design, embodying perspectives on risk that will enable low-regret strategies and equity in civil infrastructure decision-making. In this general presentation, we will highlight progress in this program in the context of the current design and building regulatory environment.

Learn more about the event and the speaker on LTS News.

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Sponsored by The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries.


Academics & Colleges

Target Audience

General Public, Undergrad Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni


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Boaz Nadav-Manes

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