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Coordinating After Natural Hazards to Document the Performance of the Built Environment: The Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network


Recorded Forum: October 23, 2020
Time: 1 to 1:30 pm MT


Since its founding in 2018, the Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network has assumed a critical role in documenting the performance of the built environment following natural hazard events, as well as in assessing the impacts on community resilience. This webinar provided an overview of the National Science Foundation-supported StEER network and featured speakers from the StEER Leadership Team. Attendees learned more about StEER’s community-led approach to reconnaissance and its protocols for systematic, coordinated field observations of the built environment in wind, seismic, and coastal hazards. Specific topics included:

  • StEER’s event response workflow and supporting technologies;
  • member engagement through field and virtual structural assessment teams;
  • the role of data standards in delivering well-documented, quality controlled data suitable for diverse re-uses; and
  • the impact summary for a cross-section of StEER event responses

Please watch this recorded webinar if you are interested in learning more or getting involved with StEER as a member!


Tracy Kijewski-Correa, StEER Director and Linbeck Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame

David Roueche, StEER Associate Director for Data Standards and Assistant Professor, Auburn University

Khalid Mosalam, StEER Associate Director for Seismic Hazards, Taisei Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley

David O. Prevatt, StEER Associate Director for Wind Hazards and Associate Professor, University of Florida

Ian Robertson, StEER Associate Director for Coastal Hazards and Arthur N.L. Chiu Distinguished Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

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