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Thursday Schedule Detail

Session Name: Mitigation/Engineering: Buildings & Structures~~Hazard Mitigation Best Practices: Retrofitting Historical Structures
Session Description:

Coastal communities throughout the country contain an abundance of historic resources that are valuable to damage from hurricanes. A community’s historic resources contribute significantly to its charter and economic base. Landmark building and structures, historic districts, and archaeological sites reflect community’s distinct heritage and are a source of pride for its residents. Based on previous damage assessments nationwide, it appears that a lack of preparedness has lead to increase damage and in many cases inadvertent losses to historic resources as a result of natural disasters. The lack of sufficient damage assessment, proper debris management, improper and inappropriate repairs along with limited input from knowledgeable state and local preservation professionals all contribute to the problem. This workshop will review the findings of a survey completed by representatives from the University of Florida in St. Augustine, Florida following Hurricane Matthew. The workshop will include a discussion of recommended pre disaster mitigation and post-disaster recovery related actions and techniques when dealing with historical structures.

Day of Week: Thursday
Time Start: 1:30PM