NHERI Researcher David Prevatt on the Phenomenon of Wind

Published on January 31, 2019



“I’m a windsurfer and a sailor. As a kid, I was fascinated by how the wind could be harnessed to provide power to move us forward. I’m from the Caribbean, and the winds there also can be so destructive. It made me start asking, why? We choose to build in a particular way at a particular place that makes what we love vulnerable. As a structural engineer, I can build differently. I can build to be resilient. I can build to be stronger. I can build houses to be resistant to these wind effects.”

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