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New ASCE Publication Explores Engineering Designs for Precipitation Extremes

Parul Dubey on January 22, 2020 - in News

Reston, Va. – Floods and heavy precipitation events affect many types of civil engineering infrastructure. Projecting future heavy precipitation extremes and estimating probabilities associated with these future events is particularly problematic. ASCE’s new book, Engineering Methods for Precipitation under a Changing Climate, contains peer-reviewed papers on engineering design for precipitation extremes.

Topics include engineering methods for designing for and managing precipitation extremes and floods throughout the life cycle of a building, approaches to uncertainty and how acceptable risk is determined, and interactions with climate scientists on engineering needs for climate information and projections. Also included is a report on the discussions held during the workshop and the conclusions and recommendations that were drawn.

This report provides information to practitioners and researchers working to ensure functional infrastructure while adapting to extreme precipitation changes.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore

Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Kevin Higgins, khiggins@asce.org; phone 703-295-6266.

About ASCE

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and seeks to “Raise the Bar” on engineering knowledge and competency.


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