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Eve Hinman

President and Founder

Eve Hinman pioneered the field of blast engineering. In 1983, she became one of the first structural engineers in the United States to take on this highly specialized design work, when the bombings of the U.S. embassy and Marine Barracks in Beirut brought to the attention of the Federal government the need for anti-terrorism solutions. Since then she has designed nuclear missile silos, NATO military facilities, industrial buildings subject to accidental explosions, and civilian buildings vulnerable to terrorist attack. In addition, she was listed as expert witness for the U.S. Department of Justice in the criminal prosecution of Timothy McVeigh. As a founding member, Eve Hinman helped Weidlinger Associates establish their anti-terrorist design specialty consulting practice. She subsequently went on to found Hinman in 1997.

Eve received her doctorate in Engineering Mechanics, and her MS and BS in Civil Engineering from Columbia University (with structural emphasis). She is a registered Professional Engineer in California and New York.

All articles by Eve Hinman

May 14, 2012

The “No Hazard” Solution

by Eve Hinman

You may have heard of multi-hazard and maybe even all-hazards, but what about no-hazard?

April 12, 2012

If You Live in a Glass Box…

by Eve Hinman

I have often wondered why there is so much focus on windows in antiterrorism design.  The public’s concern over these fragile membranes seems to far outweigh concerns of building collapse or localized catastrophic damage to critical building elements… Is it because we have all been cut by glass at some time in our lives but never had an entire building fall on us so we can not relate?

March 15, 2012

The Year of Living Dangerously

by Eve Hinman

Disaster losses in 2011 exceeded ANY year ever before.  That includes 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit.  Last year’s grand total spent on disaster recovery was about $380B.  The Fukushima Earthquake-Tsunami-Nuclear meltdown racked up over half the balance with $210B in losses.  Much of the rest was due to the Thailand Flood, and tornado and flooding damages in the U.S.

January 25, 2012

Socio-Economic Factors in Disasters

by Eve Hinman

At the MMC annual meeting on December 7th in DC, I was pleased to see that the MMC is newly invigorated and tackling the key multi-hazard issues of the 21st century.  The first decade of this new century is showing itself to be unlike anything we have seen before…

November 02, 2011

Energy Infrastructure - The Evil Within

by Eve Hinman

On August 31 of this year there was an explosion and fire in an apartment two miles from the San Francisco International Airport, caused by a leak in a natural gas pipe.  Intrigued by efforts to respond to this crisis, I explored the matter a little further…

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