Archived Topic Specific Conference Calls

If you have missed a Hazus User Group Topic Specific Conference call you will find the information you need below. Many of the calls are taped for Podcast and can be found here, on the Hazus User Group Resources page or on iTunes.

Hazus Topic Specific Calls

April 30, 2012 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time
The State of Hazus Flood 2.1, Nikolay Todorov, ABS
State of Hazus Flood 2.1 PowerPoint

March 20, 2012 - Coastal Storm Surge Modeling in Hazus 2.1, Frank Lavelle, ARA
Download Frank Lavelle’s Presentation
Listen to the Podcast

February 28, 2012 - Hazus Developers Speaking About Updates to Hazus 2.1
Notes by Chris Zambito, Dewberry

January 31, 2012 - Philip Schneider, National Institute of Building Sciences
Download Presentation for Call
DHS ST IRVS Availability
Webinar Announcement for February 1, 2012
Podcast for Phil Schneider’s Presentation
• Integrated Rapid Visual Screening (IRVS)
This easy-to-manage tool is designed to prepare risk assessments based on visual inspection only. It is available for buildings, mass transit, and tunnels.
• Owners Performance Requirement (OPR) Tool
This Web-based tool allows owners to analyze the full range of performance objectives from baseline to high-performance that meet their business case/model or mission.
• Urban Blast Tool (UBT)
This tool helps to quantify the effects of blast in urban environments, including the influence of buildings on blast pressures propagating from explosions located in urban settings. The current version of the UBT is designed for the NYC Financial District and Mid Manhattan. Expanded versions will incorporate collapse prediction algorithms and data fields to accommodate building specific performance characteristics. A generic version of the UBT will be prepared for the use of other metropolitan areas in the United States.

November 15, 2011
Linking Hazus-MH with the Land Use Portfolio Model to evaluate regional-scale mitigation policies for natural hazards
By Laura Dinitz and Jeff Peters, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
Podcast:Download podcast here.
Download Hazus Data Extractor Poster

The USGS Western Geographic Science Center develops decision-support systems for natural-hazards issues. We will briefly discuss three topics:

The Land Use Portfolio Model (LUPM), a scenario-based risk-analysis tool developed to provide information to support decisions on investing in natural-hazard mitigation measures. Hazus damage probabilities and loss estimates are key sources of data for the LUPM calculations and critical to assessing the utility of mitigation investments.

The Hazus-MH Data Extractor (Beta v1.0), which lets users extract Hazus damage and loss-estimate data from an earthquake or flood analysis to a geodatabase for future use. We originally developed it to prepare Hazus output data for input to the LUPM, but it can be useful for a variety of purposes. (

Current research on applying these tools to analyze earthquake risk to mobile homes in southern California.

September 20, 2011
Jesse Rozelle, FEMA Region VIII
Presentation: Flood Damages in North Dakota, Analyzing the extent of flooding impacts using a site specific analysis and user generated depth grids
Podcast: Download the podcast here

August 16, 2011 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time
Keith Porter, PE, PhD?Associate Research Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder?Principal, SPA Risk LLC, Denver CO
Rapid Observation of Vulnerability and Estimation of Risk (ROVER). ROVER is fast, free, mobile, software for state and local governments and private-sector building owners to perform pre- and post-earthquake building safety assessments. ROVER also integrates with USGS’s ShakeCast software to perform real-time seismic monitoring, and with Hazus-MH for prospective risk analysis. Click here for presentation.

July 26, 2011 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time
This months topic is Increasing the ability to use Hazus-MH as a planning tool and as a universal initial response tool by all city departments. Click here for the presentation.

Phil McCormick, Emergency Operations Coordinator, City of Riverside OEM, will introduce the audience to how the City of Riverside enhanced their HAZUS

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