Investigating Disasters Project Team (ID)

Chairperson: Ben Harris

Mission

Investigate and report on the performance of masonry structures following a disaster.

Goals

Send a reconnaissance team to the site of significant natural or man-made disasters to investigate the impact on masonry structures. The team will then prepare a report on the investigation.

Activities

Investigations have been conducted: following the Northridge Earthquake, in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina, Opal and Fran, and following a series of Tornadoes in Tennessee . Reports were prepared following most of these investigations; the reports were marketed through TMS. The team also conducts training workshops.