Assessing School Facilities Damaged by Natural Disasters

Title Abstract Publication Date
Getting a Grip on Facility Condition Assessments. Discusses how handheld pen computing devices and specialized software systems can make educational facility assessment more efficient. Explores how these tools can be used for information management... 10/31/2001
Guide for School Facility Condition Surveys A guide for helping facility managers determine their facility's overall physical condition. Includes regulatory data and codes pertaining to educational facility evaluation. Survey sections... 12/31/1996
Guidelines for Re-Occupancy of Flooded Buildings. Controlling Exposure to Biological Building Contaminants In order to minimize exposure to biological contamination in buildings and to reduce the risk of illness or disease, this provides guidelines for re-occupancy of flooded buildings. 08/29/2010
Haiti Earthquake Clearinghouse This website offers news and updates on earthquake desctruction and relief in Haiti, maps, and response and recovery observations.
Handbook of Facility Assessment This guide is designed for facility and maintenance managers who are facing repair or replace decisions for their buildings. Filled with useful information and resources to aid in the decision... 12/31/2003
Hard Times in the Big Easy. Putting the Pieces Back Together After Hurricane Katrina Reviews the extent of Hurricane Katrina damage to New Orleans schools, their enrollment, and their tax base. Competing plans for restructuring the schools, and especially those that were taken over... 05/31/2006
Here Comes the Rain--Again. Reviews the damage done by 1993 and 2010 floods to Iowa State University in Ames. The different behaviors of the floods, how buildings succumbed or survived, and plans to flood-proof vulnerable... 03/31/2011
HT: Emergency School Reconstruction Project. Outlines the World Bank's project to build back better and safeguard Haitian schools seriously damaged by hurricanes. The project intervenes in schools that have been destroyed and/or schools... 02/16/2009
Hurricane Katrina School District Damage Assessment. A two-page form to be used by Mississippi districts to report damage from hurricane Katrina. The form is used to report damage to instructional buildings, the central office, and buses, as well as to... 08/31/2005
Hurricane Katrina: Army Corps of Engineers Contract for Mississippi Classrooms. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tasked the Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) to purchase temporary classrooms for Mississippi schools. To accomplish... 04/30/2006
Iowa Floods Test Mount Mercy's Emergency Management Plan. Reviews this college's response to 2008 flooding in Cedar Rapids, including closing the campus to regular activities so that they could host first responders and the Red Cross, who were tending... 08/31/2008
Kansas Disaster Assessment Program. Provides guidance and forms to prepare for and conduct a disaster assessment survey. These include pre-disaster buildings inventory, collection of civil personnel information, disaster operations... 12/31/2003
Lessons from the Flood of 2008: The University of Iowa. Reviews flood response and damage to the University of Iowa from June 2008 flooding. An aggressive response plan limited the damage to 17 percent of the campus square footage, and half of that was... 10/31/2008
Lessons Learned: A Threshold Forum. Presents the preparation and rebuilding experiences of three state education leaders whose systems endured recent natural disasters. 09/30/2006
Making Your Case. Facilities Upgrade and Retrofit. Explains how a comprehensive analysis of school facilities' needs can help persuade decision makers to support budget requests. Steps discussed include establishing repair costs, measuring... 06/30/2000
Merry Christmas, Embry-Riddle. Narrates this aviation school's experience with a December 25, 2006 tornado. Details of the extensive damage and rebuilding are included, as are lessons learned. 10/31/2007
Nature Teaches Lessons. Narrates the restoration process of a Firth, Nebraska, middle school campus after a tornado. Volunteer cleanup, emergency spending authorization, the reinforcement of halls in the replacement... 11/30/2006
Performance of Physical Structures in Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita: A Reconnaissance Report. Describes the environmental conditions (wind speed, storm surge, and flooding) that were present during the hurricanes in regions that were affected by these hurricanes. The report further documents... 05/31/2006
Picking up the Pieces. Discusses preparation for and recovery from natural disasters, citing examples of several athletic facilities that were damaged or destroyed, and how they were rebuilt. Proper preparation includes... 03/31/2009
Post-Earthquake Damage Evaluation and Reporting Procedures: A Guidebook for California Schools. [California] The California Office of the State Architect, Structural Safety Division (OSA/SSS) is responsible for evaluating public school structures after an earthquake. However, final authority on whether a... 12/31/1992
Postearthquake Damage and Safety Evaluation of Buildings. This product series contains guidelines and related materials for postearthquake evaluation and repair of damaged buildings. Included are all products in the ATC-20 Series and reports prepared under... 12/31/2009
Rebounding from Tragedy. Uses examples of school district and higher education disaster recovery to discuss important steps to restore instruction after natural and man-made disasters. Maintaining communication when... 03/31/2009
Rebuild. Rebirth. Renew. Reviews the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina to New Orleans schools, as well as obstacles to their recovery. Also presented are the coping and rebuilding experiences of a school board member,... 08/31/2006
Rebuilding New Orleans Schools. Discusses various combinations of traditional and charter schools envisioned in the restoration of the New Orleans public school system following Hurricane Katrina, as well as the struggle between... 03/31/2006
Recover. Reviews demographic losses, insurance increases, temporary structures, and recovery efforts related to Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi and Alabama schools. 08/31/2006