Hurricane Damage Investigations - Wind vs. Water
In the aftermath of a hurricane, being able to determine wind damage vs. water damage is very important. This interactive online course will describe a methodology based on engineering principles and coastal science to determine the extent of damage to coastal buildings impacted by storm surge and high winds, based on wind field analysis matched to storm surge inundation and wave heights. This course provides an engineering investigative method that helps the engineer be the real expert when it comes to determining losses from damaging coastal storms.
- List generally accepted sources of relevant meteorological data
- Identify key damage patterns caused by wind and by storm surge/flooding
- Explain where to find information needed to conduct an investigation
- Recall analysis tools/techniques associated with determining cause of failures
- 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 cathleen C. (Engineer) on April 17, 2018
Question 10 is not correct.
By Robert C. (Engineer) on April 10, 2018
Question 10 is not correct. It should read "...ASCE 7 DOES NOT include the following terms:"
That was really a great course for an engineer who did not know much about …
By John S. (Engineer) on October 9, 2017
That was really a great course for an engineer who did not know much about this subject. Practical, yet detailed enough to make it interesting.
The activity question about the probability of failure curves occurred befo…
By Kristen R. (Engineer) on September 28, 2017
The activity question about the probability of failure curves occurred before the lesson content.
Good job! I'm a forensic structural engineer with considerable wind vs.
By John O. (Engineer, Professional Organization) on September 19, 2017
Good job! I'm a forensic structural engineer with considerable wind vs. flood experience (Ivan, Katrina, Ike, Irene, Sandy, Matthew), so when I say that, it should carry some weight.
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