Tag: FEMA

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers comes to the aid of hospitals

Coronavirus Pandemic By JoAnne Castagna, Ed.D. The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) surprised us all, especially our nation’s hospital system which was not prepared for a pandemic. Hospitals...

COVID-19 & the New Normal for the A/E/C Industry

By Michael Drost In the immortal words of the great American philosopher and New York Yankee Yogi Berra, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially...

Strict Testing Standards for Steel Windows Needed to Reduce Insurance Losses from Extreme Weather...

Robust product testing improves life-safety and reduces property and casualty claim costs  By Seth Rose, Founding Director, Eneref Institute Atlantic hurricanes have become significantly more powerful...

Port Forward

Underground tunneling reduces disruptions By Jodie Hartnell Prior to 2016, the busy Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) had “No enterprise GIS, no GIS software, and...

Stormwater Control Lessons in the Age of More Extreme Weather

Debris Removal, Repair and Mitigation of Drainage System Damages, and FEMA Funding By Matthew Burnette Water is a cornerstone of life and commerce as well as...

FLOOD PROTECTION PRODUCTS EVOLVE FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE SANDY

By Gene Kennedy, President of Savannah Trims; Riviera Beach, Florida As super storms become more the norm than the exception, municipalities are well under way...

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Approaches Meet Community Treatment and Large Commercial System Demands

By Dennis F. Hallahan, PE and Donald Prince Introduction Two general methods are considered for wastewater treatment planning and design: centralized and decentralized models. As environmental...

Puerto Rico: Earthquake Disaster at a Cross Road

H. Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., S.E. The Caribbean sun is beating down. Sweat is falling from my forehead. As I walk through the Ponce heritage...

Hurricanes Expected to Worsen in Next Decade; Coastal Residents Must Act Now

As 2019 comes to a close it marks the end of a decade, as well as the end to this year’s devastating hurricane season....
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