The DHS S&T Directorate sponsored the Stabilization of Buildings Workshop, held at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Vicksburg, on August 25-27, 2009. The purpose of the workshop was to support the DHS S&T Directorate's goal to accelerate the delivery of enhanced technological capabilities by preparation of a research agenda to investigate building stabilization after an improvised explosive device (IED) attack. Through white paper discussions and breakout sessions, participants in the workshop explored topics such as monitoring and assessing buildings that are near failure, real-time decision making methods, first responder access during an emergency, and cost-effective stabilization techniques that could be implemented immediately following 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 that will be the basis of the research agenda on stabilization of buildings after an IED attack.
More information can be found in the Stabilization of Buildings Workshop Proceedings (PDF, 311 pages - 60.72 MB).