Our approach to resilience engineering helps you focus your efforts so you’re truly prepared when a disaster hits.
Over the past decade the urgency to take action to protect our infrastructure and communities from the impacts of natural hazards and extreme weather events has grown from a whisper to a holler. Most facilities, operations, and emergency management leaders know they need to act now to create more resilient infrastructure to protect their communities and continue business operations after a disaster. However, identifying where to begin is overwhelming. With so many potential risks and solutions, where do you focus to get the highest value for your limited budget? You also know that your department cannot act alone if you are to truly make a difference when the next disaster hits.
At Haley & Aldrich, our goal is to help your organization prepare your buildings and infrastructure so you can reduce response time and more quickly recover from a disaster. We do so by first identifying and bringing together the necessary stakeholders and working with them so they understand resilience principles and the importance of investing now to save in the future. Together we will look at how your infrastructure is used today, the critical functions of your infrastructure, and what your organization needs to operate days, weeks, and months post-disaster. This shared knowledge among stakeholders will allow you to select the most impactful efforts.
Our clients often tell us that they’re also impressed with our ability to find the small, less expensive solutions that have a huge impact. For example, in Josephine County, Oregon, one of the major bridges that provided access to critical infrastructure required millions of dollars in engineering repairs to be seismically resilient. Through our approach we identified three smaller bridges that would require a fraction of the investment yet provide the same level of access to help the community respond to a disaster.
Haley & Aldrich delivers its resilience engineering services through its trademark, Salus Resilience.