Joint FIU/UF
Experimental Facility Workshop

Dec 3-4, 2015

The FIU and UF NHERI EFs are available to be utilized through NSF-funded programs as of January 1, 2016. These facilities have complementary capabilities that offer the wind hazard research community access to full-scale experimental testing of holistic system and component performance, as well as scale model wind load quantification.

FIU and UF are embarking on a collaborative effort to build, inform and learn from their potential user base. This begins with the first joint FIU/UF NHERI EF User Workshop on December 3 & 4, 2015. The workshop will provide information about the capabilities of the FIU and UF EFs, user services provided, accessing NSF funding for EF use, the science plans, and opportunities for networking with fellow researchers, to propose guidance and long-term strategies for optimal use of these EFs, develop collaborative programs, and initiate proposals.

At this time onsite participant registration is full. The base of interested workshop participants and EF users is larger than a single workshop can accommodate. An online presence is being developed for remote participation in this workshop, and future workshops will be held at least annually. If you are interested in remote participation in this workshop, and/or an invitation to future workshops, please register on this page.

Point of contact fo EF workshops: Kurt Gurley

Note: Potential EF users are not restricted to workshop participants. Please contact EF PIs Arindam Chowdhury ( and Forrest Masters ( if you wish to discuss the development of NSF proposals for NHERI EF use.

Information About Additional Facilities:

UF Multihazard Research Labs

FIU Wall of Wind


Thank you for your interest. Registration for this event has closed.