Earthquake shaking has resulted in severe damage of structures built in the past 40 years, despite being designed according to building codes valid at the time of construction. Seismic displacement has been identified as the cause, and over the past four decades many seismic and wind engineering design and retrofit strategies have been employed. One such strategy is the addition of fluid dampers to limit
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David Blockley, Ph.D., F.IStructE, F.ICE, author of Building Bridges: Between Theory and Practice, talks about the huge gaps between what engineers know, what they do, and why things go wrong
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A new paper in the Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering presents a risk framework that can be used by decision makers to assess tsunami risks to small craft harbors
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American Red Cross
- Provides humanitarian assistance and disaster relief initiatives including feeding stations, first aid, temporary shelter, cleaning supplies, hygiene kits, food, clothing, emergency transportation, home repairs and medical supplies.
The Salvation Army
- Provides emergency aid including mass and mobile feeding, temporary shelter, counseling, search and rescue, medical assistance and resource distribution.
- Works with local government and health agencies to distribute medical supplies so they can provide as much life-saving care as possible. AmeriCares remains in the disaster-affected area until the health system recovers.
- Founded in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina, SBP's main objective is to shrink the time between the initial disaster and the recovery/rebuilding phase.
- The nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, the network provides food and supplies to communities affected by natural disasters.
Volunteers of America
- Engages in initial response services aimed at meeting the critical needs of disaster victims.
National Organization for Victim Assistance
- Provides mitigation services for individuals and families who experience trauma after a disaster.
- Combining the skills of military veterans with those of first responders and medical professionals, this flooding-oriented organization operates in areas considered too dangerous by other disaster relief organizations.
- Emergency response teams bring lifesaving relief after a hurricane hits, including medicines and nutrition supplements for children and nursing mothers; tents and temporary shelters for families, and more.
All Hands and Hearts
- Helps to meet the short and long term needs of disaster-affected communities. It works with community members to build disaster-resilient schools, homes and infrastructure..
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Urban Flooding Collection
Eight journal papers and an ASCE Press book
Storm Surge and Wind Damage Collection
Eight journal papers, an ASCE Press book chapter, and a
Hurricane Collection - Risks and Hazards
Six journal papers, two conference proceedings, and four
Included in the collection:
ATC-45 Field Manual: Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods
Guidelines and procedures prepared and issued by the Applied Technology Council
Addressing Flood Risk: A Path Forward for Texas After Hurricane Harvey
ASCE Texas Section report on lessons learned and recommendations
Flood Risk Management: Call for a National Strategy
Prepared by the Task Committee on Flood Safety Policies and Practices of ASCE
Guiding Principles for the Nation's Critical Infrastructure