Team Complete will be sponsoring a Technical Tour of the University of Miami Wave & Wind Facility for the ASCE Convention on Thursday, October 10th from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. EST.

Hurricane Michael, 1 Year Later

The date of October 10th will long be remembered for wind and surge the Gulf Coast has not seen since storms like Camille. Big wind, Big flood someone better call the engineers.

This Year at University of Miami SUSTAIN Lab

This year, on October 10, the engineers will be at the University of Miami’s Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. SUSTAIN (SUrge-STructure-Atmosphere INteraction) lab on a field trip sponsored by the team at Complete as part of the ASCE conference.

ASCE is an engineering society with 152,000 members in 177 countries. The purpose of the group is the advancement of the science and profession of Civil engineering through the enhancement of human welfare through the activities of society members.
The University of Miami’s Wave & Wind Facility is:

  • 75 feet long
  • 38,000-gallon wind-wave tank to simulate everything from a tropical storm to a cyclonic monster including the effects of sea spray
  • 160-mile-per-hour winds from a single 1460 hp fan

We’ve had lots of working days at Powell Labs at UF and we are super excited to see what the U’s have to show off.

ASCE Convention Technical Session Topics

The Statue of Liberty – One of the lectures this week will be on the history and restoration of one of America’s, and the world’s, greatest landmarks and finest torch bearer. This fantastic gift by the people of France was designed by Gustave Eifell. The copper skin was devised to withstand the wind and was one of the first successful uses of curtain wall design. The masonry is one of the heaviest masonry pedestal  foundations ever built and has provided a proper foundation since put there by none other than American General Charles P. Stone. Strength and beauty, all in one package, just like the proud women of America and this great country she stands for.

Civil Engineering for Coastal Resilience – This class, taught by an experienced and talented group of engineers PHDs will discuss the current and expected road to coastal flood plain management. The lecture will focus on golden rules, best practices, and green alternatives to management of the built environment.

ASCE Convention Sign Up

Where wind meets water, you’ll find Team Complete

Even before the hurricane, our team is in place providing an aerial assessment of the sites selected by the Florida Coastal Monitoring Program for wind speed collection.

We run DJI drones including the Mavic 2 Zoom and Inspire 1 with FAA 107 pilots in the final minutes before the wind blows and in the first quiet moments after it has passed. We use in-house certified consulting meteorologists, professional engineers, general contractors and flood plain managers to try to apply the great science in the field with the effects studied in the lab in a hope to gather understanding that make to an inspections office and blueprint that works for the people and our shared experience.

See you in Miami!