Tornadoes, Structural Engineering, and NHERI Research

NHERI Design Save LogoDan Zehner from NHERI (Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure) joins us to talk about new programs and research around wind damage to structures. We talk about the recent shift in deadly tornadoes to the U.S. South from the midwest.

Links from the episode:

Interior Rooms Save Lives

ASCE Wind Load Building Standard


National Science Foundation Award for Study of Wind Damage plus Storm Surge

14th Annual Americas Conference on Wind Engineering

And don’t forget to check out Dan’s Design Safe Radio podcast where he talks with some of the excellent researchers that are part of NHERI.

Also on the show were Dr. Joe Holley, Dan and Becky DePodwin, and our regular co-hosts, Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis.

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