We are pleased to announce the beginning of our Blind Prediction Contest:
Recently, hospitals have come under scrutiny for their ability to absorb many types of disasters and continue to function with minimal impact. The primary focus of the current experimentation and research is to take a more holistic approach to generate more robust hospital resilience data.
We will attempt to measure and classify functionality and the current resilience in a hospital setting by using: (1) a full-scale representation of a complex two-building multi-story hospital with both a fixed and isolated base, (2) various nonstructural components and (3) critical medical equipment. The testing will take place in December 2020, which presents an opportunity to host a multi-phase blind prediction competition. Each phase of the contest will highlight a different challenge: (a) Phase I – Prediction Techniques and (b) Phase II: Modeling and Verification. Students, researchers, and practicing engineers are encouraged to participate.
Phase I registration has begun; the information packets will be distributed to registered teams on August 24, 2020, with submissions due November 20, 2020. Shortly after testing ends in December, Phase II will begin.
For more information and to sign-up for participation, please use the link here or the QR code below.