Wall of Wind Research Projects and Industry Funding

Research Projects:

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Project

PI: Arindam Gan Chowdhury; Co-PI: Amir Mirmiran; Faculty Associate: Emil Simiu

Project Title: Hurricane Wind Simulation and Testing to Develop Damage Mitigation Techniques

Award Amount: $ 149,997.00

Award Duration: 09/01/2007 to 08/31/2009

Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Regional Sea Grant Research Project

PI: Arindam Gan Chowdhury (FIU); Co-PIs: Amir Mirmiran (FIU), Emil Simiu (FIU), Steve Cai (LSU)

Title: Development of innovative load transfer mechanism to reduce hurricane-induced failures in new and existing residential construction

Award Amount: $ 300,000.00 (Including Matching Funds)

Award Duration: 02/01/2008 to 01/31/2010

Florida Sea Grant (FSG) College Program Research Project

PI: Arindam Gan Chowdhury, Co-PIs: Amir Mirmiran, Emil Simiu

Title: Full-Scale Simulation of Hurricane Effects on Residential Building Envelopes to Reduce Hurricane-Induced Losses

Award Amount: $ 240,000.00 (Including Matching Funds)

Award Duration: 02/01/2008 to 01/31/2010

Florida Department of Community Affairs Research Project

PI: Arindam Gan Chowdhury

Title: Hurricane Loss Reduction for Housing in Florida 06-07

Award Amount: $ 213,942.00

Award Duration: 02/15/2007 to 08/01/2007

Florida Division of Emergency Management Research Project

PI: Arindam Gan Chowdhury

Title: Hurricane Loss Reduction (RCMP)

Award Amount: $ 150,736.00

Award Duration: 02/15/2008 to 08/01/2008

Florida Division of Emergency Management Research Project

PI: Girma Bitsuamlak

Title: Aerodynamic Mitigation of Roof-Soffit-Wall Corner Suctions; Assessing Effectiveness of Secondary Water Barriers

Award Amount: $ 150,000.00

Award Duration: 02/15/2008 to 08/01/2008

Florida Division of Emergency Management Research Project

PI: Amir Mirmiran, Co-PIs: Nakin Suksawang, Arindam Gan Chowdhury, Ton-Lo Wang, Caesar Abi

Title: Performance of Gable End Wall Bracing Retrofit for Hurricane Protection

Award Amount: $ 55,000.00

Award Duration: 01/02/2008 to 06/30/2008

Industry Funding:

Renaissance Re (RenaissanceRe) Holdings Ltd.

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress

Applied Insurance Research (AIR) Worldwide

Florida Power & Light (FPL)

Arch Aluminum and Glass

Concrecel USA

TriCord Hurricane Products

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