FEMA 154 procedures have been followed for the seismic evaluation, while similar procedures developed by Martin & Chock, Inc. are used for hurricane evaluation. HAZUS MH is used to evaluate the expected losses for each critical facility due to earthquake, hurricane and flooding.
The two facilities which ranked worst on the RVS and HAZUS analysis are designated for more detailed evaluation and development of recommended mitigation procedures.
By providing all-hazard RVS reports and HAZUS risk assessment for each of the critical facilities in Hawaii County, this project provides the information that building and facility owners need to initiate retrofits of their buildings with clearly defined incentive of reduction in potential future losses.

Hawaii County All-Hazard Assessment of Critical Facilities

In cooperation with State Civil Defense and the County of Hawaii Department of Public Works, this project included all-hazard rapid visual screening (RVS) of critical facilities in the County of Hawaii.
Gary Chock acted as a Co-Principal Investigator on the above-referenced planning project that enhances the County of Hawaii Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. The project involves rapid visual screening of the county EOC and approximately 10 fire stations, 10 police stations, 6 hospitals, 13 ambulance facilities, and 2 airports; and the development of retrofit schemes for the two highest-risk facilities based on detailed Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA).
An enhanced Multi-Hazard HAZUS MH model is being developed from the data collected in this project to prioritize the facilities and to perform more detailed seismic loss calculations.