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Advancing Methodologies for Hurricane Disaster Research Using Social Media Data

May 29, 2024
Author(s)
Emina Herovic, Caerwyn Hartten, Emily Walpole, Katherine Johnson, Cameron Busser
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) investigations of disasters and failures that affect the United States including devastating hurricanes like Hurricane Maria (NIST, 2023), require the assessment of risk communication, especially

Initial Framework to Design Lifeline Infrastructure for Post-Earthquake Functional Recovery Volume 1

March 7, 2024
Author(s)
Craig A. Davis, Laurie A. Johnson, Anne Kiremidjian, Alexis Kwasinski, Thomas Denis O'Rourke, Ellis Stanley, Kent Yu, Farzin Zareian, Katherine Johnson, Ayse Hortacsu
Lifeline infrastructure systems provide services to support communities, including life safety, public health, and social-economic factors. They require both built assets and the human agency necessary to operate them, but there are no known frameworks

Initial Framework to Design Lifeline Infrastructure for Post-Earthquake Functional Recovery Volume 2

March 7, 2024
Author(s)
Craig A. Davis, Laurie A. Johnson, Anne Kiremidjian, Alexis Kwasinski, Thomas Denis O'Rourke, Ellis Stanley, Kent Yu, Farzin Zareian, Katherine Johnson, Ayse Hortacsu
This Volume 2 report serves as a companion document to Volume 1 that presents a framework to guide the reader through steps to achieve system level functional recovery of lifeline infrastructure systems exposed to earthquake events. The proposed framework

A Framework to Evaluate the Cost-Effectiveness of Recovery-Based Design

May 24, 2022
Author(s)
Juan Fung, Yating Zhang, Katherine Johnson, Dustin Cook, Siamak Sattar
Modern building codes and standards are generally focused on safeguarding public health and safety by ensuring buildings meet life safety performance objectives following an earthquake event. Certain classes of buildings, such as hospitals and schools, may

Development and Analysis of a Database of Tornado Impacts on U.S. Critical Facilities

May 17, 2022
Author(s)
Nicholas de Toledo, Marc Levitan, Jamil Malik, Warren Stewart, Katherine Johnson, Patrick Crawford
Despite the significant hazard that tornadoes pose, much remains to be learned about the impacts of tornadoes on critical facilities in the United States. While a number of post-storm reports have documented the damage from individual tornadoes or tornado

ICSSC Biennial Progress Report for 2018: Report on Progress Towards Implementation of Executive Order 13717: Establishing a Federal Earthquake Risk Management Standard - Reporting Period: February 2, 2016 to February 1, 2018

October 21, 2021
Author(s)
John Harris, Katherine Johnson, Steven McCabe
On February 2, 2016, President Obama signed Executive Order (EO) 13717: Establishing a Federal Earthquake Risk Management Standard. The EO establishes a minimum level of seismic safety compliance for new and existing buildings that will be constructed

Lessons on Return to Function After the 2018 Cook Inlet Earthquake

September 30, 2021
Author(s)
Katherine Johnson, Siamak Sattar, Christopher Segura, Steven McCabe
The magnitude 7.1 Cook Inlet Earthquake of November 2018 greatly affected Anchorage, AK area residents. Although shaking likely did not exceed the hazard level for which most newer buildings are designed, disruption to normal operations was significant due

Aprendiendo de los impactos del huracan Maria en Puerto Rico: Un informe de progreso

January 19, 2021
Author(s)
Joseph Main, Maria K. Dillard, Erica D. Kuligowski, Benjamin Davis, Jazalyn D. Dukes, Kenneth W. Harrison, Jennifer Helgeson, Katherine J. Johnson, Marc L. Levitan, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Scott J. Weaver, DongHun Yeo, Luis D. Bermudez, 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 para atención médica, seguridad, comunicaciones, educación, negocios y más. Para comprender mejor

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

January 19, 2021
Author(s)
Joseph Main, Maria K. Dillard, Erica D. Kuligowski, Benjamin Davis, Jazalyn D. Dukes, Kenneth W. Harrison, Jennifer Helgeson, Katherine J. Johnson, Marc L. Levitan, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Scott J. Weaver, DongHun Yeo, Luis D. Bermudez, 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, communications, education, business, and more. To better understand failures in buildings and

Economic considerations for recovery-based design

September 20, 2020
Author(s)
Juan Fung, Dustin Cook, Yating Zhang, Katherine Johnson, Siamak Sattar
Current building design practice targets life safety performance for the design-level earthquake. While some buildings (e.g., schools, hospitals) may be designed for higher performance, the actual performance of most residential and commercial buildings

Social and Economic Components of Resilient Multi-Hazard Building Design

October 3, 2019
Author(s)
Katherine Johnson, Juan Fung, Siamak Sattar, Christopher Segura, Therese P. McAllister, Steven McCabe
In 2017, U.S. damages from natural hazard events exceeded $300B, suggesting that current targets for building performance do not sufficiently mitigate loss. The significant costs borne by individuals, insurers, and government do not include impacts from

Building Design Considerations to Support Immediate Occupancy Performance Objectives

June 16, 2019
Author(s)
Siamak Sattar, Christopher Segura, Katherine Johnson, Therese P. McAllister, Steven McCabe
The intent of current building codes for typical commercial and residential buildings is to safeguard against loss of life to building occupants by minimizing the probability of structural collapse during natural hazard events. However, current codes do

Research Needs to Support Immediate Occupancy Building Performance Following Natural Hazard Events

August 21, 2018
Author(s)
Siamak Sattar, Therese P. McAllister, Katherine J. Johnson, Christopher T. Clavin, Christopher L. Segura, Steven L. McCabe, Juan F. Fung, Leslie Abrahams, Emily Sylak-Glassman , Marc L. Levitan, Kenneth W. Harrison, John L. Harris
The performance of buildings in our communities depends on multiple factors including the availability of supporting infrastructure, the original design, the current condition and capacity to resist hazard impacts, and the ability to recover functionality