HAZUS-MH: Training

Description of HAZUS-MH Courses:

Intro to HAZUS-MH: Inventory & Riverine Flood Loss Estimation
(1-day)

This course introduces students to the basic principles of HAZUS-MH and to the operation of the Flood model. The morning is spent on software set-up and on familiarizing students with the “Inventory” data, which are nation data sets used to estimate the nature of the existing built and human environment.  This information is useful for all three of the HAZUS-MH hazard models (Flood, Hurricane and Earthquake).  Then the course focuses on understanding the riverine flood model, performing loss estimation for a Texas-based riverine flood example and familiarizing students with the various reports and other products of the model. This course uses HAZUS-supplied data out of the box to generate damage and loss estimates resulting from riverine flooding.

Prerequisite: proficiency in Windows OS basic functionality

Special Note: This course is provided for free or at a very minimal cost by association with a grant

Calendar of Events: Find if/when this course is taught in a classroom setting

Instructor: ...If the course is not scheduled in the Calendar of Events and you are interested in group training opportunities, or have other questions regarding HAZUS training, please contact the instructor for this course.

Online Training: This course is also available through online training

Objectives: Review the objectives for this course.

This course is taught by the Texas Geographic Society. See Partner Profile for more.


Intro to HAZUS-MH:  Coastal Flood & Hurricane Loss Estimation
(1-day)

This course expands on the Intro to HAZUS-MH: Inventory & Riverine Flood Loss Estimation course (see above). The coastal flood model and the hurricane model are described and demonstrated through hands-on exercises. A significant amount of time is spent examining the resulting loss estimations and learning how to run mitigation strategies.

This course uses HAZUS-supplied data out of the box to generate damage and loss estimates resulting from riverine flooding.

Prerequisite: Intro to HAZUS-MH: Inventory & Riverine Flood Loss Estimation

Special Note: This course is provided for free or at a very minimal cost by association with a grant

Calendar of Events: Find if/when this course is taught in a classroom setting

Instructor: ...If the course is not scheduled in the Calendar of Events and you are interested in group training opportunities, or have other questions regarding HAZUS training, please contact the instructor for this course.

Online Training: This course is also available through online training

Objectives: Review the objectives for this course.

This course is taught by the Texas Geographic Society. See Partner Profile for more.


 

Intermediate HAZUS-MH: Updating Inventory & Improving Flood Hazard Data
(1-day)

This course expands upon the introductory material by first describing and demonstrating various means of modifying or adding to the HAZUS-supplied inventory data using more accurate local data (Level 2 analysis).  Since the same inventory data is used in all the hazard models this skill is applicable in flood, hurricane or earthquake analysis.The afternoon of day 1 focuses on using the Flood Information Tool (FIT) for inputting the product of local H&H studies and producing more refined flood analysis. 

Prerequisite: Either or both of the Introductory courses (Intro to HAZUS-MH: Inventory & Riverine Flood Loss Estimation; Intro to HAZUS-MH: Coastal Flood & Hurricane Loss Estimation)

Special Note: This course is provided for free or at a very minimal cost by association with a grant

Calendar of Events: Find if/when this course is taught in a classroom setting

Instructor: ...If the course is not scheduled in the Calendar of Events and you are interested in group training opportunities, or have other questions regarding HAZUS training, please contact the instructor for this course.

Online Training: This course is also available through online training

Objectives: Review the objectives for this course.

This course is taught by the Texas Geographic Society. See Partner Profile for more. 


 

Advanced HAZUS-MH: Flood Mitigation Projects & Review
(1-day)

Day 2 focuses on mitigation approaches and provides in depth material on the damage assessment and loss estimation portions of the software.  It helps students identify the information and methodologies needed to run and compare various mitigation scenarios and understand and make good use of various analysis options.

Note: Taking only Day 1 of this course is optional.

Prerequisite: Intermediate HAZUS-MH: Updating Inventory & Improving the Flood Hazard Data

Special Note: This course is provided for free or at a very minimal cost.

Calendar of Events: Find if/when this course is taught in a classroom setting

Instructor: ...If the course is not scheduled in the Calendar of Events and you are interested in group training opportunities, or have other questions regarding HAZUS training, please contact the instructor for this course.

Online Training: This course is also available through online training

Objectives: Review the objectives for this course.

This course is taught by the Texas Geographic Society. See Partner Profile for more.


 

Advanced HAZUS-MH: Hurricane Mitigation Projects
(1-day)

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