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Title: ERDC-CERL participation in the Resilient Home Program : 2009–2012
Authors: Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Southeast Region Research Initiative.
Resilient Home Program (U.S.)
Napier, Thomas R.
Keywords: Resilient Home Program (RHP)
Disaster recovery
Resilient technologies
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: On a national scale, less attention has been devoted to preparing for and rebuilding after a disaster than perhaps should have been, especially in light of recent events. In the first decade of the 21st century, large-scale disasters such as 9/11 and the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast hurricane seasons created a new awareness of the potential for loss, both within the public and within government agencies. The Resilient Home Program (RHP) was funded by the Department of Homeland Security-sponsored Southeast Region Research Initiative at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The program’s goals are to develop resources to help assess a community’s condition during and after a disaster and to help communities respond in a timely manner to rebuild or to prevent or reduce the impacts of subsequent disasters. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) is a participant in RHP and was asked to apply its capabilities in the building sciences and technologies, construction economics, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers emergency management to accomplish the RHP objectives. As part of this work, ERDC-CERL developed a methodology by which building systems, components, and materials could be evaluated for resilience performance. This report covers ERDC-CERL’s participation in the RHP from 2009–2012.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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