Rapid Post Earthquake Community-Sourced Data Collection
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti’s southern peninsula in August 2021, causing extensive building failures that killed thousands.
Kathmandu Hospital Pre and Post Earthquake Assessments Compared
Two Kathmandu hospitals had been assessed for disaster preparedness just before the 2015 M7.8 Gorkha earthquake. Pre- and post-earthquake findings are compared.
Disaster Scenarios for Risk-Informed Planning
2016 - 2019
Scenarios of a plausible earthquake quantify impacts, including more than 50% of schools damaged, and guide communities to reduce extreme risk before a disaster.
Review and Field Test of the Global Hospital Safety Index
Solomon Islands, Nepal
Technical review and field testing of a World Health Organization (WHO) tool to screen hospitals’ vulnerabilities to multiple hazards as well as their level of emergency and disaster preparedness.
Hospital Disaster Planning, Preparedness and Training
Emergency planning and realistic disaster simulations for staff at hospitals in Bhutan, plus mitigations to keep the facilities functioning post disaster.
Seismic Resilience Evaluations
2013, 2016 - 2018
This program developed practice in Bhutan to identify the structural vulnerabilities of local buildings before an earthquake occurs, which can inform risk mitigation, and developed detailed guidance for life-safety evaluations of local buildings after an earthquake, which can help the country manage efficient recovery.
Kathmandu Priority Hospitals Seismic Assessment
2013 - 2014
Prioritized short and long-term changes to improve post-disaster function of hospitals that provide critical medical services for a large number of people.
National Action Plans for School and Hospital Earthquake Safety
2010 - 2015
These consensus-based action plans, which include ways to prepare for and reduce risk in schools and health facilities, were adopted into national policy.
Hospital Preparedness and Disaster Training
2007 - 2015
A manual and intensive training program for staff to back up utility systems, anchor objects, practice response, and prepare their hospitals to function through disasters.
Seismic Retrofit of Key Delhi Buildings
2002 - 2008
Engineers gained on-the-job experience to design and install retrofit solutions for a large school, which cost less than to rebuild and became a model.
Community Earthquake Safety Central Asia
2002 - 2005
Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Created school programs and disseminated disaster awareness materials to over 50% of schoolchildren in cities with high seismic risk:Tashkent, Dushanbe and Almaty.