Improving Resistance to and Recovery From Natural Disasters

Woolpert, which was founded in 1911, is either the world’s first or among the world’s first architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firms. We work daily to elevate and advance work within and across AEG to benefit all of our clients on each of our projects. Sometimes that AEG advantage is quietly inherent, while other times it is impossible to ignore. This article falls into the latter camp.

In “Improving Resistance to and Recovery From Natural Disasters,” published in the November/December issue of The Military Engineer, three Woolpert experts discuss how resilient design strategies incorporated before a natural disaster can help to improve a facility’s resistance to destruction and how geospatial tools applied after a disaster can accelerate its recovery. These are examined for this article from the perspective of military installations.

The experts involved in producing this article include Woolpert Vice President and Engineering Program Director Douglas Brown, P.E., PMP, LEED AP, M.SAME; Geospatial Specialist James Ray, M.SAME; and Research and Development Facilitator and Engineering Project Manager Nadja Turek, P.E., LEED AP, F. SAME.

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