Wind hazard mitigation in southeast Florida Conference Paper uri icon


  • In the years flowing Hurricane Andrew, Miami-Dade County and much of Southeastern Florida adopted one of the strongest wind hazard building codes in the country. The adoption of a statewide building code in 2002 extended wind related codes throughout most of the coastal areas of Florida. Research conducted in Florida has shown that the utilization of window protection measures ranging from high-impact windows to hurricane shutters are at their highest levels in Southeast Florida for both new and existing housing [1,2]. The most important factor determining window protection in Florida is being located in a county that adopted the South Florida Building Code prior to the statewide building code. However, this research has also shown that several additional broad categories of factors also influence the adoption of window protection measures. These factors range from risk perceptions and hurricane experience to the socio-economic and racial/ethnic status of the household. Unfortunately, that research has focused almost exclusively on households residing in single-family owner occupied housing; little is known of the residents of other housing.

published proceedings

  • 10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, ACWE 2005

author list (cited authors)

  • Peacock, W. G., Kukadia, N., Dash, N., & Gladwin, H.

complete list of authors

  • Peacock, WG||Kukadia, N||Dash, N||Gladwin, H

publication date

  • December 2005