Risk Associated with Extreme Wind Events from a Property Insurance Standpoint
March 12, 2021
Eastern Standard Time (EDT)
Announcements: This portion of the webinar will provide you with the latest happenings related to InteRaCt in the US and abroad to keep you informed. (10 minutes)
Featured Presentation: Extreme wind events, such as tropical cyclones, are a serious concern for building owners and property insurers worldwide. While codes and AHJs address many key issues related to building construction, with few exceptions, there is much more focus on life safety than property protection.
Figure 1: Roof deck damaged from hurricane in Gulf Coast.
Figure 3: Windows are damaged from wind pressure and windborne debris, resulting in water damage to the interior and increased wind pressure on the building.
Figure 4: Roof mounted solar panels are often underdesigned for wind.
A consortium of five universities, are formed, to provide the nation, with the state of the art engineering solutions, to make the existing and new infrastructure, located in the eastern coastal and gulf areas, resilient to extreme events, such as hurricanes and flooding, including manmade events, such as terrorist acts. Further, to provide the decision makers, with tools and solutions to ensure that these coastal areas are able to return to normal operation, with minimal interruption to normal day-to-day life. Florida International University (FIU), as a lead along with University of Maine, Texas A&M University, Louisiana State University and University of Oklahoma are members of the consortium. Please contact Dr. Atorod Azizinamini, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in becoming a member.
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For More Information: You can also Contact Dr. Atorod Azizinamini, Director of InteRaCt at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have specific questions or suggestions.