Hurricane engineering has evolved since Hurricane Andrew wreaked havoc on South Florida and Louisiana nearly 20 years ago. One of the most devastating natural disasters in United States history, Andrew taught us much about how these powerful storms affect our built environment.
The Applied Technology Council (ATC) and the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) are teaming up to present the Advances in Hurricane Engineering Conference in Miami, October 24-26, 2012. This is the second joint conference of these two organizations in a growing partnership to benefit the engineering community regarding natural hazard issues.
We invite you to join us in discussing how design practices are evolving to meet the building and infrastructure challenges presented by powerful hurricanes. This conference is being designed to define what we’ve learned, illustrate how these lessons have affected losses, and bridge the gap to identify what we still must learn.
On behalf of the Applied Technology Council and the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, we invite you to "learn from our past!" Join us in Miami from October 24-26, 2012, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami in Miami, Florida - the site of the Advances in Hurricane Engineering Conference.
As we gather at this event, we will look at how we must continue to learn from our past so that we can improve the performance of our built environment to withstand the power of hurricanes.
We look forward to seeing you in Miami.
The Conference Program
We are currently inviting nationally recognized plenary speakers and building a program rich in topics such as:
- Wind Engineering
- Coastal Flooding
- Engineering for the Building Envelope
- Low-Rise Buildings
- High-Rise Buildings
- Meteorology and Oceanography
- Risk Modeling and Forensic Engineering
View the technical program and see details on speakers and sessions.
Who Should Attend
The ATC-SEI Advances in Hurricane Engineering is the first of its kind to bring together practitioners, educators, federal and state governments, students, and businesses who focus solely on matters related to the technical aspects of hurricanes. It’s also the first to provide a forum for engineers and architects to discuss ways of improving building performance during hurricane events. The following fields have a vested interest in the work of hurricane engineering:
- Engineering consultants
- Building officials
- Technical managers
- Building managers
Visits to the following sites are being considered:
- RWDI Wind Tunnel
- National Hurricane Center
- Florida International University
- Beach fill project site