Resiliency Planning Fundamentals2 adapted for Concrete Pavements
A resilient system is sustainable
A resilient system (building, pavement, etc.) is a sustainable system. Reduced waste –if not damaged or destroyed, it does not need to be replaced.
Prevention: stop a…man-made or natural disasters
Designing pavements with materials that will not melt under intense heat, such as from a forest fire, or weaken when submerged in flood waters, help expedite recovery efforts.
Protection: secure against …manmade or natural disasters
In order to better protect existing pavements, when doing a post disaster repair, use stiffer or stiffen the existing pavement, to assist in the future protection of the pavement.
Mitigation: reduce …. by lessening the impact of disasters
In areas where pavements are flood prone or at risk, require the pavement designs be based on soaked subgrade strength. Why continue to replace when we can design better?
Response: … meet basic human needs after an incident
Because concrete pavements are stronger, and recover faster from disasters, these roads help deliver critical supplies to those in need. Not needing to wait for repairs.
Recovery: …assist communities affected by an incident to recover effectively
Recovery times are aided by concrete pavements because there is not time or resources being spent to repair a submerged road, and instead spending the time and resources on the community in need.
- UN-International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
- AASHTO. Fundamentals of Effective All Hazards Security and Resilience for State DOTs, 2015