World Standards Day 2018 Focused on Hazard Mitigation, Built Environment

ANSI and NIST hosted a World Standards Day 2018 event in Washington, D.C., on June 14 with expert discussions focused on codes and standards and their significant role in supporting strong, resilient 21st century infrastructure solutions.

The American National Standards Institute and the National Institute of Standards and Technology hosted a World Standards Day 2018 event in Washington, D.C., recently, with expert discussions focused on codes and standards and their significant role in supporting strong, resilient 21st century infrastructure solutions. The event featured exhibits from standards developing organizations ASTM International, IAPMO, the International Code Council, the National Fire Protection Association, and the National Institute of Building Sciences, as well as from ANSI and NIST.

The June 14 event included 54 attendees (17 of whom were congressional staffers), with two headlining topic segments: Hazard Mitigation Strategies and the Built Environment.

During their presentation titled "Standards: Important Tools for Innovative Infrastructure Solutions," Martina T. Driscoll and Zachary Burns of Wiss, Janney, and Elstner Associates spoke on behalf of ASTM International. Driscoll focused her comments on the importance of building enclosure inspection as a component of building commissioning, while Burns discussed the growing use of drones as a safer alternative for inspecting existing buildings for needed repairs, particularly building components where access is difficult.

Chiara Ferraris, leader of the inorganic materials group of the materials and structural systems division of NIST, presented on "Resilience and Innovative Technology" and highlighted materials and structures that are key to resilience and developments in concrete 3D printing. Ryan Colker of NIBS shared findings on the frequency, costs, and growing impacts of natural disasters, and he discussed benefit/cost ratios by hazard and mitigation measure.

World Standards Day began in 1970 and is now celebrated by countries worldwide.

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