ASCE coordinates the civil engineering profession's response to disasters of national and international signficance, both lending a hand in the recovery and drawing lessons for the future.
ASCE has a long-standing partnership with the American Red Cross, through which it coordinates contributions to relief and facilitates disaster training for civil engineers. As part of its disaster response procedure, ASCE forms technical teams to study infrastructure damage caused by natural or man-made disasters.
Since 2001, ASCE's Committee on Critical Infrastructure has been responsible for coordinating programs, policies, and procedures for ASCE's response to events of national and/or international significance. This includes addressing liability and legal issues, operational issues regarding participation in disaster response and recovery operations, and developing and promoting training programs for ASCE members to participate in disaster response, recovery, and mitigation efforts.