CE 4745 Natural Hazards and the Built Environment (3)
Prereq.:junior standing. Credit will not be given for both this course and CE 4445. Engineering impacts and implications of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and other natural hazards on the built environment; effects of hazards on buildings and infrastructure systems; damage mechanisms; principles of wind, flood and seismic resistant design; hurricane evacuation and sheltering; engineering preparedness, response and recovery issues; design strategies for life safety and damage mitigation; building codes, land use zoning, floodplain management and insurance as mitigation tools.