The investigations: The World Trade Center towers
On Aug. 21, 2002, the National Institute of Standards and Technology announced it would conduct a building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster. This investigation was conducted...

ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering
The journal will meet the needs of the researchers and engineers to address risk, disaster and failure-related challenges due to many sources and types of uncertainty in planning, design, analysis, construction,...

Introduction
The purpose of this white paper is to: foster understanding and transparency of analytical methods necessary to update and describe climate, including possible changes in the frequency...

GEER Response to the Oso Landslide: Documenting Perishable Details Helps Turn Disaster into Knowledge
Two months after the disastrous March 22, 2014 landslide near Oso, Washington, GEER representatives visited the affected area to gather data. This article is based on the report generated...

Turning Disaster into Knowledge

Evaluating Soils and Hazards in the Mississippi Canyon

Mountain Hazards in a Warming World

Safety Considerations
This chapter discusses the main hazards associated with the inspection and renewal activities for culverts and storm sewers....

Advances in Watershed Management and Fluvial Hazard Mitigation Using Artificial Neural Networks and Remote Sensing
Watershed and channel management across spatial and temporal scales requires an informed, interdisciplinary approach by experts and stakeholders, who often have disparate goals and objectives....

Introduction: Disaster Risk Assessment and Mitigation
This introductory chapter covers the origins of this monograph as a sequel to two previous monographs generated by the efforts of the members of ASCE CDRM and other volunteers; an overview...

Surviving Nature's Forces
This white paper considers that civil engineers were much involved in building the infrastructure of the communities that were destroyed. We question some of the basic tenets of the role...

Surviving Natural Forces from Taiwanese Civil Engineers Perspective
A natural disaster is an unexpected or uncontrollable natural event that usually results in widespread destruction of property or loss of life. Taiwan is located in a geographically unique...

Preparing for the Big One
This paper presents a few examples of back-end and front-end implementation of disaster mitigation strategies being undertaken in various parts of the world. These examples illustrate...

Flood Warning System for the Sutlej River in Remote Northern India
Through a collaborative effort of the Central Water Commission (CWC) of India, the U.S. Agency for International Development (which provided funding for the project), Riverside Technology,...

Direct Causes of the Catastrophe
This chapter examines direct physical causes of the hurricane protection system failures, including soil strength assessments and pumping station limitations....

Emergency Preparedness
This section provides a brief summary of the emergency preparedness plans for Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana....

Regional Disaster Resilience
A Guide for Developing an Action Plan
Regional Disaster Resilience: A Guide for Developing an Action Plan provides a much-needed strategy to develop the level of preparedness necessary...

Geologic Hazards on National Forests

California Coastal Hazards Website

Liquefied Natural Gas – Its History in the World and Future in California

 

 

 

 

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