The Glenn Department of Civil Engineering is home the the wind load test facility. The facility was built in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo in 1989 to investigate wind loads on buildings and methods for improving wind resistance. The facility is home to a boundary layer wind tunnel and other wind related facilities (see facility page). The facility has been used for many projects over the years including wind loads on low-rise structures, ember flight dynamics, windborne debris flight, and debris impact on cross laminated timber. See the research projects page for more details. Faculty working in the broad area of wind engineering have backgrounds in structural engineering, risk engineering, and environmental fluid mechanics. See the faculty page for more details.