Methods of Identifying and Renovating Buildings to Accommodate Natural Disaster Needs in East Coast Regions
AuthorRelei, Dominique Rachelle
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractAs the world continues to see an increase in Natural Disasters, there is a need for disaster preparedness now more than ever. Through the retrofitting of existing large-scale buildings with a design approach that considers: location, structure, and program people in need would have a place of refuge prior to the occurrence of a disaster. Utilizing specific large-scale public buildings such as stadiums, or convention centers chosen by the above criterium. Allocating, spaces for various uses and equipping them through the development of a two component methodology created to help local governments investigate means of designing buildings to accommodate victims of all different disaster conditions relevant to the region. The two components which are building identification and building programming, address the designation of buildings and procedure to ensure optimal execution and function in response to the needs of the disaster type. Which addresses areas in the United States prone to floods, and hurricanes. Specifically, in the Gulf and East Coast Regions.
Degree ProgramGraduate College