have a basic understanding of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and other
extreme wind events, including their causes, probabilities of occurrence
and geographic distribution.
have a basic understanding of the interaction of these hazards with the
built environment, including damage mechanisms.
understand the role of building codes and standards in determination of
structural loads and resistances
first principles learned in fluid mechanics and hydraulic courses, in
combination with methods in codes and standards, be able to develop
environmental load estimates on a variety of buildings and other
principles first learned in structural analysis (such as tributary area
and load path) to evaluate the effects of these environmental loads,
such as uplift, lateral, and overturning forces and moments on
components and main structural systems.
be able to select and/or create structural designs to successfully
resist the lateral, uplift, and gravity load combinations caused by