Infrastructure Solutions: Schools Offer Resiliency

by Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D., Senior Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 9, Pg. 56-63


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: When natural disaster strike, public K-12 school buildings are often used as emergency shelters. Yet public school infrastructure received a D+ on ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. There are, however, some school districts striving to ensure their schools remain multifunctional before, during, and after disasters.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure resilience | School buildings | Education | Infrastructure | Natural disasters | Public buildings | School (K-12) | Emergency management

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