Infrastructure Resilience Research Group

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Large-scale natural hazards have struck frequently in various parts of the world and caused serious impacts on people’s everyday life, infrastructure systems and economic activities. To mitigate risks through damages and disruptions from natural hazards, we need to understand how community resilience and infrastructure resilience are interconnected with each other, what level of resilience our communities and infrastructures currently possess by assessing and analyzing them with proper measures and tools, and then design to enhance both infrastructure and community resilience.

The Infrastructure Resilience Framework (IRF) supports the engineering of resilient infrastructure systems. The IRF consists of eight key elements, identifies processes, tools and outcomes for system assessment, management, and governance, and incorporates planning, mitigation, designing, response, recovery, and reconstruction to create resilient networks in communities.

Eight Key Elements
1Infrastructure Resilience Domain,
2Building and Lifeline System Performance or Functionality,
3System Service Provision and Operability,
4Continuity of Services,
5Social and Economic Activity
7Establish Community Performance Targets, and
8Define Infrastructure System Performance Targets

The JSCE-ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Research Group developed the IRF to be applicable to lifeline infrastructure systems by examining their operability and functionality to cost-effectively ensure a safe, comfortable society and to support the recovery and reconstruction of communities affected by severe hazards.

Infrastructure Resilience: A Framework for Assessment, Governance and Management

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“A Framework to Engineer Infrastructure Resilience through Assessment” will be released.

January 31-February 11

ASCE Infrastructure Resilience
San Fernando Earthquake Conference- 50 Years of Lifeline Engineering (virtual)

September 27-October 2

17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Sendai, Miyagi ※Hybrid

May 25

2021 Virtual Infrastructure Resilience Forum

April 14, 16, 28 & 30

Joint Japan-US Symposium on Assessment, Management and Governance for Infrastructure Resilience online


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ASCE Lifelines Conference 2021-2022 is postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19.


JSCE-ASCE Meeting in LA


Panel Discussion


JSCE-ASCE Joint Symposium on Infrastructure Resilience at the JSCE HQ, Tokyo


Session on Infrastructure Resilience Framework at 2018 ASCE Convention in Denver, CO


JSCE-ASCE Collaborative Research kick off


The 1st meeting of JSCE-ASCE Collaborative Research Group


  • Kiyoshi Kobayashi

    Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University

    Infrastructure planning and management

  • Bilal M. Ayyub

    Dept, of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland College Park

    Risk, resilience, sustainability, uncertainty and decision analysis, applied to civil, infrastructure, energy, including renewables, defense and maritime fields and climate-resilient infrastructure

  • Hirokazu Tatano

    Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

    Disaster economic engineering, disaster risk management, disaster risk governance

  • Craig Davis

    C A Davis Engineering (Retired, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power)

    Geotechnical and lifeline earthquake engineering

  • Toshio Fujimi

    Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

    Economic evaluation of disaster risk decisions, behavioral economics, decision analysis under uncertainty

  • Riki Honda

    Dept. of International Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

    Earthquake engineering, advanced seismic design methods, emergency management

  • Toshio Koike

    International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHARM)

    Hydro-meteorological variability and its impact on water resources, remote sensing and satellite hydrology, hydrological processes in the monsoon Asia and their predictability

  • Sue McNeil

    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware

    Transportation asset management, impact of natural hazards and climate change, on physical infrastructure and asset management

  • Masamitsu Onishi

    Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research (C-PiER)

    Infrastructure, institutional design, contract

  • Yoshikazu Takahashi

    Dept. of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Kyoto University

    Earthquake engineering, bridge earthquake engineering, concrete structure

  • John W. van de Lindt

    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University

    Community and urban resilience, multi-hazards, performance-based analysis and design damage/loss modeling