ASCE TechTalk: Emerging Technologies for Infrastructure Resilience

Prof. Kenichi Soga gave a presentation at ASCE TechTalk.

The resilience of infrastructure systems to changing natural and social-technical environments is essential for life quality and public security in built environments. The quantification of infrastructure system resilience is a challenge for both stakeholders and service providers. Sensing, computing, and construction technologies are being developed to enhance the resilience of the built environment, particularly for establishing resilient features across the various civil infrastructure. However, describing the contributions in a way that brings the technology provider and the consumer together is critical to the widespread adoption of emerging technologies developed for improving infrastructure resilience. The diversity of emerging technologies and different infrastructure system operation scenarios also pose challenges to assessing the impacts of various technology uses on different system resilience issues. No unified framework exists for guiding the assessment of various technology uses on different system resilience issues. As a result, technical development for enhancing infrastructure system resilience lacks an agreed method to guide efficient and effective technical development, search, selection, and use.