Work Item
ASTM WK62996

New Guide for Property Resilience Assessment

1. Scope

To describe the process of conducting a Property Resilience Assessment, including 1) identifying which natural hazards (including those caused by or made more extreme by climate change) may affect a building; 2) reviewing the building attributes, sensitivities and vulnerabilities to those hazards; and 3) identifying resilience measures to enhance the performance of the building. We will also describe the minimum acceptable level of assessment and qualifications of providers of such assessments. Through the description of this process, we will identify existing ASTM or other standards relevant to building resilience. In addition, we expect the development of the Guide to identify the need for standard practices related to the three stages as well as hazard- or peril-specific practices.


resilience; resiliency; resilient; disaster mitigation; assessment; flooding; seismic; earthquake; wind; hurricane; tornado; extreme event; recovery


The commercial real estate investment, ownership and finance community along with the property assessment and engineering community are currently requesting and performing climate change and natural hazard vulnerability, risk and resilience measure reporting in response to growing concerns about natural hazards and requirements of some ESG reporting frameworks; however, this work is being conducted in the absence of an ASTM standard. This guide will describe the process of conducting these assessments for Users, Producers and regulators.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E06.25

Committee: E06

Staff Manager: Frank McConnell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-10-2018

Technical Contact: Holly Neber

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