Strengthening Buildings in Tornado Alley

11:58 minutes

Scenes of destroyed homes and businesses were common following the recent Oklahoma tornadoes. David Prevatt, a structural engineer at the University of Florida, says that improving resistance to tornadoes will require better building materials and techniques, plus a strong dose of political will.

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David Prevatt

David Prevatt is an assistant professor in the department of civil and coastal engineering at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

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About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.