Experience and research show that losses from natural disasters can be substantially reduced if mitigation measures are applied before the event. Using case studies from across the United States, this 4-hour online course analyzes the costs/benefits and cost-effectiveness of mitigation measures for seismic, water, fire, and wind damage from earthquakes, hurricanes, and major storm events. This course is of interest to building professionals, engineers, architects, landscape architects, contractors, land use planners, and those who develop building codes and standards.
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After completing this course, you should be able to:
Describe mitigation techniques and technologies.
Discuss the costs and benefits, and cost-effectiveness of various mitigation measures.
Define types of direct and indirect costs of natural hazard events.
Explain FEMA mitigation programs that are available for pre- and post-disaster funding.