Experts in the field of building safety consist of structural and civil engineers, among others. They can speak on a number of topics relating to the planning, building, repair and destruction of various types of buildings.
Richard Wood, Ph.D., is an associate professor of structural engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His areas of interest include remote sensing of civil infrastructure, structural damage assessment & system identification, structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, extreme loads on structures, nonlinear structural modeling and performance-based earthquake engineering.
Christine Wittich, Ph.D., and professor of civil engineering at UNL, has a lab that focuses on analyzing and designing structures to improve infrastructure and community resilience to natural hazards and extreme events. Her research interests include: structural dynamics and engineering for natural hazards, dynamics of rocking and freestanding structures, full-scale testing of structures and components, infrastructure and community resilience in rural and agricultural areas, remote sensing and computer vision for structural assessment. Wittich earned her Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego in 2016, and she boasts numerous publications and awards in her field.