In this webinar, EMI Volunteer Structural Engineer, Craig Cole, S.E. reviews the practice of assessing buildings for structural vulnerabilities and proposing strengthening retrofits prior to a disaster event. An EMI assessment trip to Haiti serves as a case study.
- Learn how to find resources to determine the probability and magnitude of earthquakes and high winds.
- Learn how the physical and geological elements of the region can affect the severity of damaging natural hazard events.
- Learn how to safely, methodically, and efficiently assess existing structures for vulnerabilities to a variety of natural hazards.
- Learn methods to mitigate common vulnerabilities using local labor and resources.
Pre Disaster SRA Presentation.pdf (3.93 MB)