Wind Design: Hawaii is Special Wind Region
These lecture slides were created and presented by Gary Chock during the training sessions sponsored by the Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in conjunction with State Civil Defense/Hawaii Emergency Management Agency in 2014.
Debris Impact Resistant Wall Assemblies
The 2012 IBC with Hawaii Amendments has been accepted by the State Building Code Council and is on its way to becoming the Hawaii State Building Code. Most of the Counties have indicated that they intend to adopt these provisions in the next year. Section 425 Hawaii Residential Safe Room has been updated to include section 425.5.4 Approved Debris Impact Resistant Wall Assemblies. This section include 15 wall assemblies that shall be deemed to comply with the safe room impact criteria. The basis of these include testing performed by the University of Hawaii and Hawaii State Civil Defense (now know as HEMA). The report is available at the Civil & Environmental Engineering Research Report website. A direct link is below. Contact Professor Ian Robertson at the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department for more information regarding testing and results.
Hurricane Strengthening for Hawaii Single-Family Residences
A New Guide to Hurricane Strengthening for Hawaii Single-Family Residences has been posted to the Hawaii Insurance Division website at http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins.
A direct link to the guide is here:
Loss Mitigation Grant Program Discontinued in 2008
SEAOH Post-Disaster Reports