WHIP Mid-Annual November 5 Meeting


  • Times and Topics are subject to change.  Times are Central Standard (Chicago) Time
  • 8:30 a.m. - Introduction (IAB, Faculty, and Guests)
  • 8:45 a.m. - Preamble and State of WHIP (Kishor Mehta)
  • 9:00 a.m. - Keynote Presentation 1 -  Understanding and Filling the gaps of design best practices against wind induced curtain wall failures by Guido Lori, Ph.D., R&D Project Manager - Group Innovation and Technology, Permasteelisa/Altas Group, Vittorio Veneto, Italy IAB Member)
  • 9:20 a.m. - Special Presentation:  StickNet and TTUKa Radar Measurements by -  John Schroeder, Professor of Atmospheric Science,  at Texas TechUniveristy
  • 9:40 a.m. - Progress Report - Investigation of wind driven rain and wind-induced vibration effects on curtain wall systems, Co-PIs:  Amal Elawady and SJ Lee - Florida International University; Mentor:  Guido Lori
  • 10:10 a.m. - Break
  • 10:20 a.m. - Progress Report, Estimation of interior and content damage due to wind driven rain ingress into mid/high rise buildings, PI: Jean-Paul Pinelli, Florida Institute of Technology; Mentors: Maurizio SAVINA and Karthik Ramanathan
  • 10:50 a.m. - Progress Report, Investigation of wind performance of roofing elements using full-scale experimentation, Co-PIs:  Arindam Chowdhury and Ioannis Zisis, Florida International University; Mentor:  Ming Shiao
  • 11:30 a.m. - Lunch Break
  • 12:15 p.m. - Keynote Presentation 2 -  Contribuiton of WHIP to Insurance Industry by Tim Doggett, Ph.D., Vice President and Director of Atmospheric Perils, Berkshire Hathaway Speciality Insurance, Catastrope Engineering & Analytics Group, Boston (IAB Member)
  • 12:35 - Progress Report, Prediction of wind and surge damage to buildings by hurricane, PI:  Doug Smith, Texas Tech University; Mentor:  Tim Doggett
  • 1:05 p.m. - Discussion on Research Roadmap, Center Director Kishor Mehta abd Site Directors Ioannis Zisis and Delong Zuo
  • 1:25 pm Break
  • 1:35 p.m. - LIFE feedback by Project PIs and moderated by Center Director Kishor Mehta
  • 2:15 p.m. - Executive Session by Directors, IAB Members and NSF Directors
  • 2:45 p.m. - Wrap-up and next steps by Kishor Mehta
  • 3:00 p.m. - Adjourn