Coastal Engineering: Hurricanes and Nor'easters
What is the difference between a hurricane and a nor'easter? What kind of damage can they cause to your building project? Hurricanes and nor'easters can be destructive natural events creating high winds, storm surge, large waves, and causing large amounts of erosion, jeopardizing structures built along the nation's coastlines. This interactive online course will provide information about how to build to better resist the effects of these storms, what foundation types perform better, and why these storms are so damaging to the built environment. A few case studies will be included to illustrate techniques that are known to improve building performance.
- Identify building techniques that can reduce damage from hurricanes and nor'easters
- Reduce future damage to coastal-built structures caused by sea level rise and coastal erosion
- Recognize the magnitude of flood loads that can be generated from these coastal storms and the resources available for more in-depth study
- Select appropriate methods to use when rebuilding damaged structures after coastal events
- AEC Complete
This course can be used for CE or applies to the State Licenses and Professional Organizations listed below.
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Mr. Coulbourne has written articles for journals and given presentations, seminars and webinars for homebuilders, engineers, architects, building officials and homeowners on high wind and flood design and coastal construction issues and has taught as an Adjunct Faculty member in the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware. He was the primary author and Project Manager for FEMA 55: Coastal Construction Manual. He has co-authored books and journal articles on high wind design issues and strategies including Guides to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-05 and ASCE 7-10, an ATC Design Guide on Basic Wind Engineering for Low-Rise Buildings and a book on Engineering Investigations of Hurricane Damage for ASCE. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a Fellow in the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. He actively participates on the ASCE engineering standards committees for ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 24 Flood Resistant Design and Construction, and a new standards committee for improving tornado wind speeds using the EF Scale.
By Scott E. on November 16, 2017
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By James R. (Architect) on May 27, 2017
By Jorge R. (Engineer) on February 25, 2017
Overall a good review of flood prone forces on structures.
By Mark P. (Engineer) on February 20, 2017
Overall a good review of flood prone forces on structures. This was one of the better coastal engineering courses I have taken.