Civil + Structural Engineering News

NIST funds 12 community resilience projects

Using biological materials as flame retardants, defining the characteristics of soil liquefaction during earthquakes and collecting disaster data with aerial drones are among the 12 disaster resilience research projects awarded just over $6 million by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Large RCP pipe used to reconstruct stormwater outfalls for post-Hurricane Sandy resiliency project

A comprehensive resiliency plan to reduce risk from storm damage on the New Jersey shore included pumping 1.4 million cubic yards of sand on 1.6 miles of beach in Elberon and Deal, N.J., as well as modification to six stormwater outfalls and two groins.

MIT study: In wake of Hurricane Matthew, resilient construction would bring Southeast Atlantic residents significant cost savings

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew’s deadly and costly onslaught along the Atlantic coast last month, Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, is calling attention to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study entitled “A Break-Even Hazard Mitigation Metric,” and urging its use as a tool that can assist designers, developers and architects in the southeast coastal states looking to build and re-build with resiliency in mind.

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