This Resilience Planning course, as part of CAIT’s Infrastructure Asset Management Academy (IAMA) is for Engineers, Architects, Business Managers, and others interested in or who have responsibility for the operation, state of good repair and reliability of transportation system infrastructure assets. Attendees will benefit from shared knowledge about the various resiliency planning strategies used to compensate for the long-term effects of global warming and climate change in developing capital planning and programming, as well as the short-term need for preparedness and emergency response when a hazard strikes.

Taught by experts at CAIT and our industry partners, it will provide knowledge of the applicable hazards in your state, how to determine your transportation system’s anticipated performance and system interdependencies with utility providers and other agencies. It will also provide guidance on how to improve system performance by identifying and implementing resiliency improvement projects and how to identify sources of state and federal funding programs for short term, intermediate term and long-term mitigation programs.

Part 1: Introduction, Transportation Infrastructure, Applicable Hazard Events, System Performance Goals and Interdependencies, and Climate Change Impacts

Part 2: Identifying System Vulnerabilities, Planning Mitigation Projects, Identifying Funding Sources, and Performing BCA for Short, Intermediate and Long-Term Resiliency Improvements

  • This course is being offered at a rate of $100 for private industry employees; $50 for public agency employees; and free for current academic students. Upon registration and checkout, please note the discount codes as applicable. Learn more about the agenda and register to attend below.


  • Introduction
    • Transportation System Importance and the Business and Social Communities they Serve
    • Phases of Operation When a Hazard Strikes
    • Determination of Probability of Hazard Occurrence
  • Transportation Infrastructure: Basic Assets To Be Covered
    • Roads, Bridges, Highways, and Road Tunnels; Rail; Airports; Ports, Harbors, and Waterways; Pipelines
    • Complexities, Vulnerabilities, and Interdependencies of Transportation Systems
  • Applicable Hazard Events and Effects on Transportation Assets
    • State Hazard Mitigation Plans: Federal Regulation 44 CFR 201.6
    • Coastal Erosion; Sea-Level Rise and Flood; Earthquakes; Hurricanes and Severe Weather; Wildfire; Winter Storms
  • System Performance Goals and Interdependencies
    • Examples and Case Studies of Solutions to Improve System Performance
  • Identifying System Vulnerabilities with Examples of Damage from Historic Events
    • NY-NJ Metro Area Transportation Infrastructure from Highways to Rail Systems Vulnerable to Flooding & Erosion
  • Planning Mitigation Projects
    • Flood Mitigation Projects
  • Identifying Funding Sources
    • FEMA Funding Sources – Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants
    • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Requirements
  • Performing BCA for Short, Intermediate and Long-Term Resiliency Improvements
    • FEMA Funded Mitigation Project Requirement for Benefit Costs Analysis in Preliminary Design Phase
    • Project Alternative with Highest Benefit to Cost Ratio is Preferred
  • Seminar Summary and Wrap Up
    • Q&A Session