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Performance of Physical Structures in Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita: A Reconnaissance Report
The final report on the NIST led-reconnaissance to

 
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By Stephen A. Cauffman (ed)
Year: 2006
Pages: 222
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1422308987

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The final report on the NIST led-reconnaissance to assess the performance of physical structures during Hurricane Katrina & Hurricane Rita. Describes the environmental conditions (wind speed, storm surge, & flooding) that were present during the hurricanes in regions that were affected by the hurricanes. Documents damage to major buildings, infrastructure, & residential structures resulting from wind & wind-borne debris, storm surge, surge-borne debris, & surge-induced flooding. Concludes with 23 recommend. for: (1) improvements of practice that will have an immediate impact on the rebuilding of structures damaged or destroyed by the hurricanes; (2) improvements to standards, codes, & practice; & (3) further study or R&D. Illus.

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