Teams Begin To Survey Damage Throughout Gulf

Post, Nadine M.
October 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;10/3/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 13, p19
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The article reports that volunteers from the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) have been thwarted in efforts to provide free structural safety assessments of hurricane-damaged buildings in the Gulf Coast region. Many members of the NCSEA's Structural Engineers Emergency Response Plan have already been trained in building safety evaluation. The investigations, done with state and local agencies in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, will analyze causes of structural failures and successes, the extent of wind damage, the height of flooding, and contamination of building materials caused by contact with flood water containing toxic materials.


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