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Structures Group

The Structures Group provides performance prediction tools to reduce the vulnerability of building and infrastructure systems to extreme events (e.g., wind, fire, earthquake, impact, blast) through cost-effective reliability-based multi-hazard approaches.

The group: (1) conducts laboratory, field, and analytical research in the areas of wind engineering and coastal inundation, structural fire safety design and retrofit, mitigation of progressive structural collapse, nondestructive evaluation, and performance of structural materials and connections; (2) provides guidance, tools, and science-based criteria for vulnerability assessment, design, and retrofit applications; (3) conducts disaster and failure investigations; and (4) supports the technical information needs of federal agencies in formulating national policies related to building and infrastructure applications.

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Aprendiendo de los impactos del huracán María en Puerto Rico: Un informe de progreso

Author(s)
Joseph A. Main, Maria K. Dillard, Erica D. Kuligowski, Benjamin Davis, Jazalyn D. Dukes, Kenneth W. Harrison, Jennifer F. Helgeson, Katherine J. Johnson, Marc L. Levitan, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Scott J. Weaver, DongHun Yeo, Luis D. Aponte-Berm?dez, Joel Cline, Thomas Kirsch
El 20 de septiembre de 2017, el huracán María tuvo un impacto devastador en gran parte de Puerto Rico, dañando edificios de los que dependían sus comunidades

Learning from Hurricane Maria’s Impacts on Puerto Rico: A Progress Report

Author(s)
Joseph A. Main, Maria K. Dillard, Erica D. Kuligowski, Benjamin Davis, Jazalyn D. Dukes, Kenneth W. Harrison, Jennifer F. Helgeson, Katherine J. Johnson, Marc L. Levitan, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Scott J. Weaver, DongHun Yeo, Luis D. Aponte-Berm?dez, Joel Cline, Thomas Kirsch
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated much of Puerto Rico, damaging buildings that its communities relied upon for medical care, safety