Caribbean Hazard Assessment Mitigation and Preparedness initiative

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Barbara Christopher
Industrial and Systems Engineering
404.385.3102

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The Georgia Tech Health and Humanitarian Logistics Center faculty are working on a  Caribbean Hazard Assessment Mitigation and Preparedness initiative.

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Supported by a GT alumni, the Georgia Tech Health and Humanitarian Logistics (HHL) Center faculty are working on a Caribbean Hazard Assessment Mitigation and Preparedness (CHAMPS) initiative. The group, headed by Dr. Reggie DesRoches from Civil Engineering, is interdisciplinary including civil/earthquake engineers, planners from School of Architecture along with HHL faculty and students. The sub-projects include: Hazards Assessment; Infrastructure Inventory; Building Codes; Building Materials, Recycling, and Use of Local Materials; Disaster Preparedness Plans; Debris Management; Vulnerability Index.

CHAMPS will be mainly working on 6-7 countries  including Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Belize. The research agenda includes site trips to talk to local stake-holders and responders. The first trip is to Puerto Rico during the week of December 19, 2011.

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H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE)

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CHAMPS, Georgia Tech Health and Humanitarian Logistics Center
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  • Created By: Ashley Daniel
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 19, 2011 - 5:06am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:04pm