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2010 Near-Collapse Buildings Workshop for Emergency Management Personnel

The DHS S&T Directorate and IDD sponsored the 2010 Near-collapse Buildings Workshop for Emergency Management Personnel at the Texas Engineering Extension Service's (TEEX) Disaster City¨ in College Station, TX on April 27-28, 2010. The information gathered from this workshop is being used to support IDD's program to investigate the enhancement of building stabilization after an IED attack.

The objective of this conference was to investigate the on-site needs and concerns of emergency management personnel (firefighters, search and rescue, police, and emergency medical personnel). The decisions of emergency management personnel and rescue engineers on site are critical to the stabilization of a building susceptible collapse. A clear understanding of their needs will help facilitate research and development of state-of-the-art technologies and methods to stabilize structures after an IED attack.

These proceedings consist of the workshop materials including the agenda, presentations, papers submitted, and presenter and author biographies. Also included are the workshop conclusions and discussion matrices.

More information can be found in the Near-Collapse Buildings Workshop for Emergency Management Personnel Proceedings (PDF, 139 pages - 31.49 MB).

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Last Published Date: October 24, 2013
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