years investigating damage
We are at the forefront of damage investigations after cyclones and other severe wind events.
wind speed measurements per min
Our SWIRLnet Project uses six 3.2 m towers with anemometers to monitor wind speed during severe wind events.
wind driven debris simulator
Our NATA accredited Wind Driven Debris Simulator is used to test the impact resistance of building envelope components.
To be the pre-eminent, independent research and testing authority on the performance of buildings and infrastructure in response to cyclones and other wind events in Australia and the surrounding region.
The damage and devastation caused by severe wind events poses a real danger for communities in Australia and worldwide. We investigate wind events and conduct research to ensure that buildings are designed to resist severe wind events in a safe, economical and sustainable way.
Our important ongoing projects include the North Queensland Strata Title Inspection Program. This is a long-term project that is to deliver an ongoing legacy of more resilient Strata Title properties, which will reduce cyclone impacts, and recovery time of communities. Read more about the Strata Title Inspection Program below.
A cyclone is the only natural disaster that you get asked to go home for. It is imperative that our homes are up to the task. To keep homes safe we provide testing and consultancy services to the building industry, insurance bodies, regulatory authorities and UN agencies. At the Cyclone Testing Station we have testing facilities fully equipped for:
- Windborne Debris Testing.
- Airbox Testing.
- Full-scale House Testing.
- Structural Testing.
- Wind Tunnel Testing.
Our services include risk assessment, post disaster damage investigations and independent expert analysis.
Our aim is to minimise the loss and suffering caused by cyclones and other high wind events. In addition to advising governments, manufacturers, and property owners, we also deliver first class academic research. We have a strong team at the forefront of wind research. Our team is dedicated to:
- Assist in the development of effective building practices.
- Improve safety in high wind events including cyclones.
- Mitigate risk and reduce costs resulting from wind damage.
Location & Contact
- Call us on 07 4781 4340 If calling internationally, dial +61747814340
- Fax us on 07 4781 6788
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Cyclone Testing Station
College of Science & Engineering
James Cook University