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CIVIL ENGINEERS TO OFFER EXPERTISE AND INSIGHTS ON ISSUES RELATING TO HURRICANE ANDREW

 CIVIL ENGINEERS TO OFFER EXPERTISE AND INSIGHTS
 ON ISSUES RELATING TO HURRICANE ANDREW
 Members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) listed below can offer expertise and insights into hurricane mitigation, damage assessment, building codes, coastal engineering, wind engineering, structural engineering and other important issues relating to Hurricane Andrew.
 To reach these experts, call the contact below.
 Hurricane Mitigation/Damage Assessment:
 -- Dr. Byron Spangler -- ASCE director for the state of Florida and professor of civil engineering at the University of Florida. Can address the question: "Are we doing enough research on hurricane mitigation, as opposed to other natural disasters?"
 -- Dr. Ron Cook -- a professor with the University of Florida Civil Engineering Department. Did a National Science Foundation investigation on Hurricane Hugo.
 -- Dr. Benjamin Sills -- Clemson University civil engineering professor, co-organizer of ASCE's 1990 "Hurricane Hugo One Year Later" conference in Charleston, S.C. Sills is conducting a review of Hurricane Andrew damage in Florida.
 -- Dr. Peter Sparks -- Clemson University civil engineering professor. Expertise also includes wind engineering, building code issues. Co-organizer of ASCE's "Hugo" conference. Sparks is also part of the Clemson University civil engineering team conducting a review of Hurricane Andrew damage.
 -- Craig Gautreaux -- an ASCE member based in New Iberia, La., he can provide an engineering perspective on damage in that area.
 Building Codes (Florida and National)
 -- Herbert S. Saffir -- a civil engineering consultant based in Coral Gables, Fla. One-half of the team that came up with the Saffir-Simpson Scale used to measure hurricane strength.
 Building Codes (New Orleans and Louisiana):
 -- Ed Morphy -- a consulting engineer with decades of building codes writing experience for the city of New Orleans and surrounding parishes. With the firm of Morphy and Makofsky Inc.
 Coastal Engineering Relating to Hurricane Mitigation:
 -- Dr. Robert G. Dean -- a civil engineering professor in the University of Florida's Coastal Engineering Department and an expert in the area of beach erosion as a result of storms as well as "setback lines."
 Wind Engineering Experts:
 -- Dr. Kishor Mehta -- a civil engineering professor at Texas Tech and head of the Wind Engineering Research Center there.
 -- Dr. Dale Perry -- a professor with the Texas A&M Architecture Department who heads the Wind Engineering Research Council and is organizing a committee in conjunction with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to coordinate a Hurricane Andrew damage survey.
 Structural Engineering:
 -- John Pepper -- with the firm of Gopman & Pepper in Broward County, Fla. Can address structural engineering questions as they relate to Hurricane Andrew.
 -- Gene Sanders -- with the firm of Jenkins, Charland Consulting Engineers in their Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., office. On the Structural Review Committee of Broward County.
 -- Roger Jeffrey -- an ASCE member who did reconnaissance studies of Hurricane Hugo. With the Ft. Meyers, Fla., office of Jenkins, Charland Consulting Engineers.
 CONTACT: Neil Gaffney of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Public Relations Department, 202-789-2200.
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