grant in storm re­cov­ery study

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING - Com­piled from staff and wire re­ports

Texas Tech Uni­ver­sity has been awarded a fed­eral grant to study how com­mu­ni­ties bounce back af­ter hur­ri­canes. The fund­ing from the Na­tional Sci­ence Foun­da­tion was an­nounced Tues­day by the school in Lub­bock.

The $280,000 project is un­der the di­rec­tion of Daan Liang, an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of con­struc­tion en­gi­neer­ing. Liang says the study of eco­nomic re­silience will fo­cus on the longterm ef­fect of hur­ri­cane dam­ages. He has pre­vi­ously stud­ied prob­a­bil­ity mod­els to de­ter­mine how the con­struc­tion of build­ings af­fects their vul­ner­a­bil­ity dur­ing wind­storms.

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