From site assessments to recovery work, civil engineers play a crucial role in disaster response, ensuring that communities build back safer and more resilient.
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About 160,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed in the recent earthquakes.
We must advocate for the adoption and enforcement of best practices.
For Menzer Pehlivan, the echoes of the 1999 earthquake that shaped her life ring loudly this week.
Ray Bert reviews Michel Bruneau’s “The Blessings of Disaster.”
In episode 132 of ASCE Plot Points, Michel Bruneau discusses his new book, the “Three Little Pigs” fable, and why we must find blessings in disasters.
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Civil engineers face many potentially dangerous situations, from working at height to being around moving vehicles. Keeping them safe is a critical job.
Nothing about this week in southwest Florida is normal.
In episode 128 of ASCE Plot Points, Sarah McEwen and Shawn Miller share stories from the recent water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, as the city seeks a pathway toward resilience.
Thousands of residents of Jackson, Mississippi, went days without safe drinking water following last week’s excessive rainfall that flooded the Pearl River and caused pumps to fail at a nearby water treatment plant.
It’s been a difficult 10 months in Kentucky, with the state besset by torandoes and flooding.