Auburn engineering professor’s research focus is fortifying and protecting buildings during storms

Published: September 05, 2018
Updated: September 07, 2018
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As Tropical Storm Gordon approaches the Southeastern U.S. coast and the peak of hurricane season is upon us, millions of people are preparing for the dangers that accompany such violent storms.

Auburn University researchers have been studying such catastrophic storms to help prepare architects, builders, construction firms and individuals and lessen the damage when a storm hits the U.S. mainland.

David Roueche, assistant professor in the Auburn University Department of Civil Engineering, is an expert in research focusing on the effects of major weather events on communities and damage to the nation’s infrastructure. Just last year, Roueche traveled to the southern and northeastern coasts of Florida and to Rockport/Corpus Christi, Texas, to collect data following hurricanes Irma and Harvey that could be used to fortify and protect buildings during storms.

To arrange an interview with Roueche, please contact Preston Sparks, Auburn University Director of Communications, at 334-844-9999 or

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