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- Subject: RE: Journalist query: New Orleans levee/floodwall breaches
- From: "Caldwell, Stan" <scaldwell(--nospam--at)halff.com>
- Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 09:54:52 -0500
I recommend that you contact the American Society of Civil Engineers. They are in the early stages of a major investigation. Specifically, I recommend that you contact either of the following two people:
Charles V. Dinges
Managing Director of External Affairs
John Durrant, P.E.
Managing Director of Engineering Programs
Stan R. Caldwell, P.E., F.ASCE, F.AEI
ASCE Technical Region Director-Elect
I am a reporter for The Times-Picayune of New Orleans. I am researching the engineering issues raised by the structural failures in several canal floodwalls in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina (and the ongoing problems with Hurricane Rita) and am seeking expertise/input from structural engineers and other scientists with expertise in the area of materials science.
Trying to develop a deeper understanding of the forces that would have been acting on floodwalls with high water in the canals, various failure dynamics, etc.
Any help/references appreciated.
The Times-Picayune, New Orleans
1101 Connecticut Avenue NW s. 300
Washington, DC 20036
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