COMMUNICATING RISK-POST hurricane KATRINA

read and summarize the article attached in 2 pages. answer the questions in the other attachment using the article given. More detailed instructions are also included in the file.UNIVERSITY OF MIAMIDepartment of Civil, Architectural & Environmental EngineeringCAE 370 Geotechnical Engineering IREADING ASSIGNMENT and REPORTCOMMUNICATING RISK-POST KATRINABYPETE CALIDUE DATE: April 15th, 2015SUMMARY, Questions and Answers [100 POINTS]A word processed summary of the paper consistent of a maximum of two pages single spaced including graphs, figures and or pictures is required and obligatory, for the course CAE 370, to meet ABET [Accreditation Board Engineering and Technology] requirements on contemporary issues. The Board has scheduled an accreditation visit for 2014 and has raised the standards for accreditation.The summary and the questions represent 15% of the total grade. Note that the summary must reflect only the views of Mr. Pete Cali as expressed in the paper. The penalty is minus 17% of the grade if the summary, questions and answers are not done at all.The student is welcome to communicate, if necessary, with the instructor for help in preparing the summary and the answers to the questions.UNIVERSITY OF MIAMIDepartment of Civil, Architectural & Environmental EngineeringCAE 370 Geotechnical Engineering IREADING ASSIGNMENT and REPORTCOMMUNICATING RISK-POST KATRINABYPETE CALIDUE DATE: April 15th, 2015You should not involve political parties or names when referring to the federal government or state government; but should indicate the branch [Congress or Executive, State Assembly or Governor] of government involved in the decision. Please use a word processor in preparing the answers to the questions.Summary (10 points)Questions:What was the research on current engineering issues at the time of design in 1960?s and after Katrina?s damage? Itemize your answer and do the required research. [9 points]Were any alternate solutions evaluated at the time of levee design[ in the 1960?s]? Suggest the possible alternate solutions that may have been also considered including, engineering and possible social, environmental and political costs at the state level and the federal level. [provide bibliography if you researched the topic] [9 points]Explicitly describe how contemporary issues such as environmental, sustainability, globalization, etc., impacted the selected engineering solution of levees. Were design engineers required to consider these issues in the 1960?s? [9 points]Would you explain why thousands did not evacuate New Orleans when they knew that a direct hit from a Category 4 hurricane will flood the city? If you are advised by the Weather Service to evacuate your residence in Miami- Dade County, would you obey it? Why or why not? [9 points]UNIVERSITY OF MIAMIDepartment of Civil, Architectural & Environmental EngineeringCAE 370 Geotechnical Engineering IWould you be willing to support the cost of rebuilding New Orleans afterreading some facts about the damage from Katrina [ please, justify youranswer] [9 points]What are the types of information used to determine the appropriatelevee height? [9 points]Describe the failure mechanisms used to design the sheet pile I-floodwallIs it possible to define all possible failure mechanisms? Why or Why not?[9 points]Is it possible to effectively communicate risk and reliability associatedwith cost to the people of New Orleans? Why or why not? [9 points]Are you afraid to communicate to the public that reliability of anybuilding structure is lower than, say, 99.7% and that the probability offailure of a geotechnical structure is greater than 0.001? Would thesevalues make the public happy? Why or why not? [9 points]Describe the formal procedure adopted by the Corps of Engineers toinvestigate the scientific and engineering issues involved in the failureof levees caused by Katrina wind and water forces. [9 points].

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