For mitigating structural vulnerabilities

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.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how to find resources to determine the probability and magnitude of earthquakes and high winds.
  2. Learn how the physical and geological elements of the region can affect the severity of damaging natural hazard events.
  3. Learn how to safely, methodically, and efficiently assess existing structures for vulnerabilities to a variety of natural hazards.
  4. Learn methods to mitigate common vulnerabilities using local labor and resources.

Presentation Materials

PDF icon Pre Disaster SRA Presentation.pdf (3.93 MB)

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