To develop new smart materials for use in hurricane protection and mitigation systems for real-time monitoring.
To develop smart anchor systems for window and door screens, dwellings, pipelines, transportation facilities and onshore and offshore structures to withstand hurricanes.
To develop test facilities for evaluating performance of various new products.
To develop specifications and standards for products used for protecting against hurricanes.
To design evacuation centers, buildings and houses to withstand hurricanes.
To develop innovative protection systems for coastline to protect against storm surge and other related flooding.
To address issues related to evacuation of local neighborhoods, cities and counties in addition to traffic and transportation planning and developing smart traffic systems.
To develop protocols for speedy recovery of the public and private sectors (utilities, hospitals, petrochemical industries, transportation facilities, offshore platforms, cities and communities) after a hurricane. Develop repair materials and technologies for rapidly repairing houses to complex civil infrastructures.