“there has to be a tremendous amount of courage”

In early January, I attend the National Council for Science and the Environment Annual Conference in Washington, DC. This year, the conference theme was “Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure” – a topic that is right up my research alley. Although many of the conversations throughout the conference focused on a topic currently outside the scope of … Continue reading “there has to be a tremendous amount of courage”


building codes and IO.

This week I attended the 2018 Natural Hazards Workshop hosted by the Natural Hazards Center in Broomfield, CO. The workshop brought together researchers, practitioners, and government employees from (mostly) around the US and the world. Discussions focused on twenty big questions and sought answers for reducing disaster risk. While I attended great panels that questioned … Continue reading building codes and IO.

taking it busy in the big easy.

Last week I attended the 2018 Construction Research Congress (CRC) in New Orleans. CRC is the first academic conference at which I have presented my research. I shared my paper titled "Community Participation in Post-Disaster Shelter Programs: Examining the Evolution of Participation in Planning, Design, and Construction," which I co-wrote with my former colleague Aaron … Continue reading taking it busy in the big easy.