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Extreme Events: Mitigation and Response (ExEvnts)

researchers discussing response to a fire

With our structural engineering and geohazard studies research, UB is working to make our world a safer place in the event of disasters.

Through our research we are actively involved in assisting populations around the world prepare for and respond to extreme events. These can include earthquakes, hurricanes, and any other natural or manmade event effecting large groups of people and infrastructure.  

Over the last few years, faculty played a significant role in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Their important work included assessing damage to structures as well as collaborating to train Haitian engineers and architects to construct buildings to able to better withstand damage from future quakes.

Learn More About This Strength

Earthquake Simulation Site
6/19/14

Learn more about the research of faculty affiliated with the Strategic Strength in Extreme Events: Mitigation and Response.

UB-NEES team working on the NEES Grand Challenge entitled "Seismic Risk Mitigation for Port Systems"
6/19/14

The Strategic Strength in Extreme Events is built around UB departments, research centers, and institutes whose work has been recognized for its innovation and record of success in disaster planning and mitigation.

detail of bridge support
6/19/14

Research associated with this Strength investigates a number of elements, working to determine the best possible way to prepare for extreme events and mitigate its effects.

Researchers working in the Shake lab
6/19/14

Researchers build upon their collective accomplishments by uniting to help secure new multidisciplinary funding opportunities, creating and rapidly reacting to opportunities that would have otherwise not been possible without collaborating, and leverage collective credibility and ability to deliver innovative solutions that exceed sponsor expectations.