Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams are now in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. All official EMI travel (including project travel) has been cancelled or postponed and no new travel plans are being prepared until further notice. EMI’s worldwide offices are in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home as they are able.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

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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