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ASTM WK54254

New Guide for General Principles of Resilience

1. Scope

1.1 Resilience has four general principles: planning and preparation, adaptation, withstanding and limiting impacts, and recovery. This guide covers the fundamentals for each of the general principles of resilience. 1.2 This guide recognizes that, in applying principles of resilience, decision makers shall often balance opportunities and challenges associated with each of the general principles. 1.3 This guide identifies a general methodology associated with the decision-making process used in pursuing resilience. 1.4 The general principles identified in this guide are applicable to all types of systems. 1.5 Applying the principles in this guide will require informed judgment and experience with the four principles relevant to the system in which they are incorporated. 1.6 This guide acknowledges that the context in which a system is used directly impacts the resilience. 1.7 This guide recognizes that components make up systems. Only through consideration of the system can the best decision on component selection be made. 1.8 This guide does not recommend a specific course of action. This guide cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with informed judgment. 1.9 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. 1.10 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides, and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


resilience; resiliency


There are many standards discussing resilience. However, no one has really discussed what is resilience and what needs considered, etc. in assessing resilience.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: E60.80

Committee: E60

Staff Manager: Kristy Straiton

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Date Initiated: 04-22-2016

Technical Contact: Michael Schmeida

Item: 001

Ballot: E60.80 (19-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E60.80 (20-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E60.80 (21-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 004

Ballot: E60 (22-05)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution

Item: 004

Ballot: E60 (22-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item