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David O. Prevatt

Associate professor of civil and coastal engineering

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Civil and coastal engineering

David O. Prevatt can discuss current and past construction techniques in homes and buildings in the U.S. and the Caribbean, and what protections they offer against hurricanes. His experience investigating violent tornadoes allows him to discuss first-hand how better building codes can help reduce building damage and human injury. He also can explain how code changes can affect future structural designs and ways to retrofit light-framed wood structures to make them more hurricane-resistant. Prevatt’s most recent work is devoted to understanding the requirements of tornado-resilient communities and reducing annual losses from extreme wind events.