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.