Armand Corporation awards Rowan Engineering grant to develop storm resiliency strategies
September 18, 2018 · Posted by Elaine Finn
Armand Corporation’s collaboration with Rowan University in southern New Jersey continues with a recent award of $152,000 to the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering to improve the resilience and reliability of local and regional infrastructure systems and communities in coastal zones.
“Armand Corporation’s experience providing disaster recovery program management and construction management dovetails so nicely with the efforts of Rowan’s engineering curriculum,” said company president and CEO Barbara (Armand) Kushner. “Together we can leverage our strengths to first minimize and manage risk and then to provide resiliency and reconstruction.”
Through the Armand Corporation grant, Rowan Engineering established a resiliency team that incorporates the use of Rowan’s signature undergraduate engineering clinic program, expert faculty and the resources of the College’s Coastal Resiliency Lab. The team will collect data to develop high-resolution virtual reality maps that simulate storm damage scenarios. These scenarios subsequently can be analyzed to develop proactive resiliency plans that are unique to individual communities.