Natural Disaster Losses to Conventional Construction and their Mitigation (An Insurance Company Response to Catastrophic Losses Since Hurricane Hugo)

Professional Liability — An Approach that Works

Vulnerability Curves for Buildings in Tropical-Cyclone Regions

A Predicting Method of Typhoon Wind Damages

Bad Vibrations
Insurance companies often hire engineers to investigate homeowner claims of damage caused by vibrations near a blast or construction site. But these engineers often lack the background...

Insurance and the Environmental Engineer
The grading/excavation contractor had no problem completing the project, a routine regrading job with no visible problems or obstructions at the site, on time and on budget. Two years...

Case Studies of Multi-Objective Management in New England

Lifeline Performance and Business Recovery

Workers' Compensation Management in Construction

The Structural History of the Jacob Bachmann Tavern
The Jacob Bachmann Tavern is located in Easton, Pennsylvania. It is a collection of four interconnected buildings that have been constructed and modified over a period of 240 years. Structural...

Using Pen Computers in Post-Disaster Insurance Claim Settlements
The advanced use of pen computers for insurance claim damage assessment and settlement are explored. The advantages of implementing such a paperless approach to insurance claim settlements...

Survival Skills
Thinking of what will become of a firm once an owner leaves is an important topic what many owners of firms choose to ignore. As a result, many firms fail soon after ownership is transferred....

Sharing the Risk
In infrastructure privatization, arranging financing is as much an art as a science. At a recent conference in Washington, D.C., speakers discussed the opening of the public capital markets...

Redefining the Roles Insurers and Engineers Play in Hurricane Preparedness and Mitigation

Catastrophic Hurricanes May Become Frequent Events in Caribbean and Along the United States East and Gulf Coasts

Assessment of Building Damage Sustained During Hurricane Iniki (Comparison with Hurricane Iwa)

Relationship Between Residential Insurance Losses and Wind Conditions in Hurricane Andrew

Critique: Rebuilding and Recovery

Knowledge-Based System for Wind Damage to Buildings

Total Quality Management for Information Technology
Recently, there has been an increased awareness in the AEC firms toward Total Quality Management (TQM). Many AEC firms and the public sector started to look seriously at TQM. The reason...





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