2023 CUTC
Summer Meeting

 

June 20-22, 2023

Miami, Florida

About This Event

In addition to great sessions, attendees will enjoy two technical tours. Registration fees include breakfast, lunch, reception, boat cruise tour, banquet dinner, and round-trip transportation to and from the venue hotel to all destinations.

To learn more, visit FIU’s CUTC Summer Meeting event page HERE

We look forward to seeing you in Miami!

Host Venue

Florida International University, Ernest R. Graham Center Ballrooms, MMC Campus

Attendee Registration

Registration opens on March 1, 2023, and the following fees have been proposed:

**All guest tickets include R/T transportation from the main conference hotel to the destination**

Technical Tours

Technical Tour I: FIU Wall of Wind (WOW)

Wall of Wind, 10555 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33172

Current research at FIU is enabling testing of entire structures at full-scale, leading to performance-based design for hurricanes through direct correlation of wind speed with performance and damage levels. To perform hurricane mitigation research, the wind engineering team at the International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) and College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at FIU has built a full-scale “Wall of Wind (WoW) facility”. The WoW is viewed as being potentially as effective for wind engineering as crash testing, which led to the development of air bags and other safety features, was for the automobile industry. Engineers liken the WoW to shake table testing, which led to performance-based earthquake engineering. https://cee.fiu.edu/research/facilities/wall-of-wind/

Technical Tour II: The National Hurricane Center

The National Hurricane Center, 11691 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33165

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is a component of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) located at FIU in Miami, Florida. The NHC mission is to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather and by increasing understanding of these hazards. https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutintro.shtml