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High school students test engineering skills at Wall of Wind Challenge

High school students test engineering skills at Wall of Wind Challenge

Aspiring engineers from nine Miami-Dade high schools put their design and problem-solving skills to the test at FIU’s Wall of Wind. They were tasked with creating wind barriers to protect a Miami Beach…

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The White House Visits FIU-EEI-IHRC

John Holdren, assistant to the President of the United States for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, visited the FIU Campus. He met with…

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As natural disaster threats around the world increase, so do risks to businesses’ customers, supplies

Miami Herald:  Business Monday — Richard S. Olson, director of the Extreme Events Institute at Florida International University, said companies have a growing incentive to reduce the risk of disaster damage to suppliers…

FIU Issue Forum in Washington, D.C. Drives Conversation on Resilient Construction and Responsible Public Policy

FIU Issue Forum in Washington, D.C. Drives Conversation on Resilient Construction and Responsible Public Policy

Florida International University, the BuildStrong Coalition, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and other members of the Florida Congressional Delegation, and a number of high level Administration officials participated in a…

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Wall of Wind Research, The Weather Channel, Friday, June 6th, 2014

The Weather Channel’s Bryan Norcross reports on the Wall of Wind at Florida International University.

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Wall of Wind testing could help make homes safer in storms

Building code provisions, particularly for the Miami-Dade High Velocity Hurricane Zone, have been revised and tightened in the last two decades based on lessons learned from previous storms. But until FIU’s International Hurricane…

Miami-Dade High School Students Test Wind Challenge Designs

Miami-Dade High School Students Test Wind Challenge Designs

Eight teams of high school students from Miami-Dade County tested their aerodynamic designs in a wind mitigation challenge. The 2014 Wall of Wind Mitigation Challenge demonstrated the importance of designing against the forces…

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Wall of Wind takes National Stage in Disaster Mitigation

Florida International University’s one-of-a-kind hurricane simulator, the Wall of Wind, takes the national stage as a special, interactive feature of the new exhibition opening at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.  The…

Wall of Wind Exhibit at National Building Museum, AMHQ, The Weather Channel, Friday, May 9th, 2014

Wall of Wind Exhibit at National Building Museum, AMHQ, The Weather Channel, Friday, May 9th, 2014

The Weather Channel’s Dave Malkoff reports for AMHQ at the National Building Museum in DC for the new Designing for Disaster exhibition and Wall of Wind exhibit. http://www.weatherco.com/video/designing-for-disaster-wall-of-wind-48295

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Atlanta Meteorologist Goes Inside the Wall of Wind

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns accepted an invitation to tour one of the most sophisticated wind test sites in the country. It’s called the Wall of…

FIU to lead insurance industry in solving the wind vs. flood issue

FIU to lead insurance industry in solving the wind vs. flood issue

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 Wind and water can have a devastating impact on property. Yet, as Hurricane Sandy made it clear in 2012, separate insurance systems for wind and flood damage make the…

Testing the world’s first vertical forest

Testing the world’s first vertical forest

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 When developers in Italy wanted to do full-scale testing on how hundreds of trees on terraces of two residential towers in Milan would hold up in winds in excess…

Ambassadors from around the world experience the impact of FIU’s Wall of Wind

Ambassadors from around the world experience the impact of FIU’s Wall of Wind

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 A group of 36 ambassadors representing nations on five continents visited FIU and the IHRC Wall of Wind on Tuesday, Jan. 14.  The visit was part of the U.S….

Hurricane Andrew mural finds new home at FIU

Hurricane Andrew mural finds new home at FIU

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 In 1992, students from Mays Middle School in Goulds, FL, painted a mural that depicted what they heard, saw and felt before, during and after Hurricane Andrew. The iconic,…

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Experts: Man, nature share typhoon tragedy blame

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nature and man together cooked up the disaster in the Philippines. “You end up with these kind of urban time bombs, where cities have doubled, tripled, quadrupled in size in…

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