Working with our client, and external engineers, we developed a framework for prioritising resilience investment across our client’s building portfolio. The process aimed to balance parallel and sometimes competing objectives including
a) life safety risk related to seismic hazards, b) risks from other hazards, and c) the need to effectively and efficiently continue operations with minimal disruption.
The framework guides users through a process of defining the criticality of the building, considering factors such as: occupancy; requirements for post-disaster functionality; risk to neighbouring structures and access routes; and importance of building to organizational functionality day to day. The framework also includes consideration of ongoing maintenance costs; costs to relocate services during building works; potential future uses of buildings; and opportunities to change the use of buildings or to achieve service improvements through investment options.
The framework is designed to be a collaborative process carried out by a cross section of staff familiar with operational, strategic and crisis functions of the organization. Application of the framework will help to achieve a robust building portfolio that supports the effective day to day operation of the business now and into the future.
Principal Research Consultant
Resilient Organisations Ltd
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This project was funded by a private client.