This tool was created to aid state and local governments and the construction community to better prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. In 2006, the Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) produced a much needed Guide for Developing an Action Plan for Regional Disaster Resiliency that describes specific coordinated actions that the public and private sector can take. The Guide includes actions related to the building regulatory process and streamlining those processes to facilitate faster response and recovery from manmade and natural disasters.
The TISP Guide provides a starting point, or framework, around which elected officials, emergency managers, building departments and the construction industry can evaluate and take action to reduce areas of regulatory overlap, or conflict that may slow disaster response and recovery.
The time to identify and eliminate or reduce areas of regulatory or administrative conflicts or inefficient processes that slow disaster response and recovery is not during or in the immediate aftermath of a major natural or manmade disaster. Use of the TISP Guide together with other related Alliance streamlining materials or tools enables jurisdictions to plan and take action prior to such events occurring —significantly saving time, money and more importantly lives.
The Guide provides similar savings in time, money and lives within the community and strengthens the ability to plan for and execute programs that strengthen business continuity and speed reconstruction.
The Alliance and a number of its member partners as members of TISP participated in the drafting and finalization of the TISP Guide. More details on the origins and use of the Guide are provided on the opposite side of this Streamlining Toolkit sheet.