Engineering Research

Over the past 20 years, we have been continuously engaged in funded research projects emphasizing wind engineering, seismic engineering and investigations, and tsunami engineering research, building and code development, as well as multi-hazard loss estimation. Sponsors and collaborators include the NASA Office of Earth Science, NOAA, FEMA, the University of Hawaii, and various state and county agencies.

Summary Martin & Chock, Inc. Engineering Research Projects
 
Project Client

Completion Date

Wind Design Mapping For Use in the City and County of Honolulu Building Code Dept. of Planning & Permitting City & County of Honolulu

2005

Wind Design Mapping For Use In the County of Maui Building Code Office of Planning, DBEDT Coastal Zone Management Program Honolulu, Hawaii

2008

Windspeed Design Mapping For Use In the County of Hawaii Building Code Office of Planning, DBEDT Coastal Zone Management Program Honolulu, Hawaii

2007

Wind Design Mapping For Use In the County of Kauai Building Code Dept. of Public Works County of Kauai

2008

Modeling and Analysis of Topographic Wind Effects and Hurricane Damage for Hawaii and Guam Using Geographic Information System Technology NASA Office of Earth Science Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD

2002

Post and Pier Earthquake Damage Development of Incremental Retrofits for Hawaii Single-Family Residences FEMA / University of Hawaii College of Engineering - Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

2009

October 15, 2006 Kiholo Bay Earthquake Response (SEAOH/EERI/UH) Department of Public Works County of Hawaii

2006

Conversion of Hawaii HAZUS-99 Updates and Methodology for Use in HAZUS-MH MR-3 and Validation of the HAZUS Earthquake Model Results in Relation to the Hawaii Earthquake Disaster of October 15, 2006 FEMA Region IX

2009

Development of Performance-Based Tsunami Engineering University of Hawaii College of Engineering - Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

2010

 

Engineering Research Articles / Papers

Engineering Research Presentations

  • Building Code Discussion