Internet-based building damage data collection system

Daan Liang, Michael P. Gaus, Jikai Li

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Abstract

There is a critical need to collect building damage information quickly and efficiently in the aftermath of hurricanes and tornadoes. This paper proposes a web-based data collection system designed for the use of average homeowners. Several important issues in system design are addressed to ensure the consistence, quality and quantity of the collected data. The emphasis is placed on how to develop a userfriendly interface to assist the homeowners and facilitate the entire reporting process. The outcome of this research would benefit wind engineers, emergency officials, and insurance companies.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2005
Event10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, ACWE 2005 - Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Duration: May 31 2005Jun 4 2005

Conference

Conference10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, ACWE 2005
CountryUnited States
CityBaton Rouge, LA
Period05/31/0506/4/05

Keywords

  • Damage data collection
  • Internet
  • Wind hazards mitigation

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