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Joplin, Missouri, tornado of May 22, 2011 : structural damage survey and case for tornado-resilient building codes / David O. Prevatt ... [et al.].

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
Reston, Va. : American Society of Civil Engineers, c2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • vii, 54 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 49-51) and index.
Contents:
  • Joplin tornado overview
  • Inspection methodology
  • Residential building performance
  • Building performance: case studies
  • Performance of commercial buildings and critical facilities
  • Joplin and a new tornado design philosophy
  • Conclusions and recommendations.
Summary:
"This report presents observations, findings, and recommendations from an engineering reconnaissance trip following the May 22, 2011, tornado in Joplin, Missouri. A team of professional engineers, wood scientists, and construction professionals was tasked with investigating and documenting the performance of residences and critical buildings [International Building Code (IBC) Occupancy Category II, III, and IV] in Joplin. The Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale 5 tornado created a 7-mile-long damage swath, destroying over 5,000 buildings in the process and killing over 150 people. The total economic loss from this single event was nearly 25% of the total loss caused by the 1,400 tornadoes that were reported during Spring 2011. The Joplin tornado occurred just one month after another tornado devastated Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and together these events caused over $13 billion in economic losses, or approximately 3% of the combined annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the two states"--Provided by publisher.
Contributor:
Prevatt, David O.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780784412503
0784412502
0784476985

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