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Dr. Frederick Krimgold

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Phone: (571) ***-****  
Email: k***@***.edu
Local Address:  Alexandria , Virginia , United States
Virginia Tech Inc.
201 Pack Building (0336)
Blacksburg , Virginia 24061
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is among the top research...   more

Employment History

  • Director, Disaster Risk Reduction Program
    Virginia Tech Inc.
  • Co-Founder and Director
    International Energy Efficiency Network
  • Program Director
    National Science Foundation
  • Director of the Disaster Risk Reduction Program and A Faculty Member
    Advanced Research Institute of the College of Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Co-Director
    The DRM Companies
  • Director of the Disaster Risk Reduction Program
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Associate Dean of Urban Studies
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Director of the Disaster Risk Reduction Program
    Advanced Research Institute
  • Consultant On Disaster Management
    World Bank

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor's degree , architecture
    Yale University
  • Doctorate of Technology in Architecture and Planning
    Royal Institute of Technology
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Web References
News & Press, 9 Aug 2013 [cached]
Frederick Krimgold, PhD, Director, Disaster Risk Reduction Program, Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute
Key Personnel, 14 Jan 2015 [cached]
Dr. Frederick Krimgold, Co-Director
Frederick Krimgold is a co-founder and director of the IEEN. At IEEN, he focuses on partnership building and content development particularly with respect to network members in the United States. Dr. Krimgold is also Director of the Disaster Risk Reduction Program and a faculty member of the Advanced Research Institute of the College of Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Krimgold has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and as a member of the Building Research Board of the National Research Council. Dr. Krimgold chaired the subcommittee on education of the Consultative Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences. Dr. Krimgold has served as a consultant on disaster management to the World Bank, USAID, FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Government of Maharashtra, India. He has managed major research programs on Integrated Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings and Regional Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Systems.
Dr. Krimgold can be reached at the
On July 17,2002 Dr. Krimgold ..., 1 July 2007 [cached]
On July 17,2002 Dr. Krimgold contributed to the Panel Discussion 'Challenges for Humanitarian Assistance in the Last Decade and into the Future" on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 46/182.The event was held in the Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium of the United Nations, New York.Dr. Krimgold spoke on challenges in the area of natural disaster risk management.
On July 31, 2002 Dr. Krimgold made a presentation of the DRM project "Microzonation for Earthquake Risk Mitigation" at the Second Annual IIASA-DPRI Meeting "Integrated Disaster Risk Management: Megacity Vulnerability and Resilience", held at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria.The meeting was co-sponsored by the Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Kyoto University, Columbia University and the World Bank.
Co-Director Fred Krimgold made a presentation on comprehensive regional risk assessment and management at the 3rd Applied Services Economic Centre Seminar on Services in Manufacturing and Finance held in Toronto, Canada, April 18 - 19, 2002.The Seminar was supported by the Geneva Association.Dr. Krimgold's contribution was part of a session on " Scenario Planning: Dealing with Risk and Vulnerability".The seminar brought together experts on supply chain management and risk management.
Co-Director Fred Krimgold presented a discussion on "Vulnerability Assessment" at the Columbia-Wharton Roundtable "Risk Management in an Uncertain World" held at the IBM Palisades Executive Conference Center in New York on April 12 - 13, 2002.
Speakers included Congressman James Moran, DRM President Charles Steger, Ambassador Christian Blickensdorfer, DRM Program Advisor Heinrich Neukomm and DRM Co-Director Fred Krimgold.
Co-Director Fred Krimgold participated in a United Nations Expert Workshop in Geneva, Switzerland on March 21 - 22, 2002.The meeting was organized by the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Co-Director Fred Krimgold served as co-chairman of a NATO/Russia Joint Scientific and Technological Cooperation Advanced Research Workshop on the topic of "Vulnerability of Natural and Technogenic Sphere, Estimation of Integral Risks of Territories and Objects".The Workshop was held at the State University of Management in Moscow , January 28 - February 1, 2002.The workshop included representatives of six NATO countries and eight Russian research institutions.The workshop identified research topics of common interest which could provide the basis for future collaborative research.
Co-Director Fred Krimgold presented an "Earthquake Case Study" at the NSF sponsored workshop on "Planning for the Unexpected".
It was held September 10-11, 2001 at the Lyceum in Alexandria Virginia and chaired by Dr. Lamine Mili of CRIS and Dr. Frederick Krimgold of DRM.
DRM Co-Director Frederick Krimgold was interviewed on CBS Television (Bryant Gumble, The Early Show, September 13,2001) on the structural failure of the towers of the World Trade Center and the feasibility of measures to reduce future risk.
DRM Co-Director Dr. Frederick Krimgold participated in the August 30, 2001 meeting of the Endowment Committee of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute in Oakland, California.The Endowment Committee has funded the development of an "Encyclopedia of Housing Construction Types in Seismically Prone Areas of the World" and a collaboration of the earthquake engineering community and the Public Agency Risk Management Association (PARMA), two project of particular interest to DRM.
DRM Co-Director Dr. Frederick Krimgold presented a paper on the project work of DRM at the 9th International Federation of Automatic Control Symposium, "Large Scale Systems: Theory and Applications" in Bucharest, Romania, July 18-20, 2001.Prof. Kroeger, Dr. Adrian Gheorghe (both ETHZ KOVERS) and Dr. Krimgold briefed the President of Romania on the role of DRM in disaster risk management and potential collaboration with Romanian institutions.
The seminar was co-chaired by Dr. Frederick Krimgold, DRM and Dr. Charles Bostian, CWT.
DRM Co-Director Dr. Frederick Krimgold gave a presentation on the role of the corporate sector in disaster management, at the International Seminar on Disaster Management Plans, organized by the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, held May 11 and 12, 2001 in Mumbai, India.
On February 6, 2001 Dr. Krimgold, Co-Director of DRM made a presentation to the Technical Advisory Group on Disaster Data Bases at a meeting organized by the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters of the University of Louvain, Belgium.The meeting was held at the World Bank in Washington D.C.
January 2001
Co-Director, Dr. Frederick Krimgold made a presentation on the role of insurance in disaster mitigation with reference to the" Market Incentives for Mitigation Investment" project in Mexico.The presentation was a part of the 2nd Caribbean Seminar on Disaster Management The Seminar was organized by the US Army, Southern Command and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency.
Co-Director of DRM, Dr. Frederick Krimgold made a presentation of current project work of DRM at the ProVention Consortium Conference "Innovations in Managing Catastrophic Risk: How can they help the poor?"at the World Bank on January 9, 2000 in Washington, D.C.
December 2000
Co-Director of DRM, Dr. Frederick Krimgold represented DRM at the annual meeting of the International Institute for Critical Infrastructure (CRIS) held in Maui, Hawaii in December, 2000.
November 2000
Co-Directors, Juerg Hammer and Frederick Krimgold participated in the Semi-annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the World Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction in London, England on November 29-30, 2000.
Dr. Krimgold and Dr. Hammer made a presentation of the organization and the work of the World Institute for Disaster Risk Management to the Association of Diplomatic Science Councilors at the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington D.C. on November 15, 2000.
Co-Director, Dr. Frederick Krimgold served as co-chairman for a NATO/Russia seminar on "Forecasting and Prevention of Catastrophes" which was held in Moscow, Russia on October30-November1, 2000.
Presentations were given by Dr. Stephan Bieri, CEO ETH-Rat, on the objectives of DRM and its resources in Switzerland, by Dr. Helga Nowotny on the principles of sustainable risk management, by Dr. Veronika Stoeckli, on recent natural disaster in Switzerland and abroad, by Dr. Charles Steger, President Virginia Tech, on DRM in Alexandria, by Dr. Frederick Krimgold, Co-Director DRM, on risk prevention organizations, by Dr. Juerg Hammer, designated Co-Director, on approach and strategy of DRM, by Ulrich Bremi, President of Swiss Re, on the role of insurance and capital market in disaster risk management.
Chesapeake Crescent Initiative :: Fredrick Krimgold, 5 Dec 2012 [cached]
Dr. Fred Krimgold Chesapeake Crescent Initiative :: Fredrick Krimgold
Fredrick Krimgold Director Disaster Risk Reduction Program, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dr. Frederick Krimgold works with CCI on the Energy Efficiency Green Jobs Working Group. Frederick Krimgold is the Director of the Disaster Risk Reduction Program, Advanced Research Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and as a consultant to the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery at the World Bank. He also serves as member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, The American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council.
His principal areas of research and publication have included seismic design decision analysis, benefit/cost analysis of earthquake mitigation measures, post-earthquake search and rescue, institutional development for disaster management and market incentives for mitigation investment. Frederick has also worked on the evaluation of earthquake hazards in existing buildings including the development of integrated, incremental strategies for earthquake vulnerability reduction in existing facilities. He has led major studies of critical infrastructure vulnerability, interdependency and resilience at the regional level in the National Capital Region, Danville and Hampton Roads in Virginia, He has served as a member of the Building Research Board of the National Research Council and as a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Advisory Board.
Katrina's big imprint on economy |, 17 Sept 2004 [cached]
A disaster such as Katrina has billions of dollars in indirect but very real impacts that aren't captured in tallies of insured losses, notes Frederick Krimgold, director of the disaster risk reduction program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg.
In Katrina's case these include disruptions of businesses, from restaurants to fishing and shipping.They include the ordeal of residents who may go without phone service for days or electricity for weeks.Workers lose income, and state and local governments lose tax revenues, in part because some properties such as boats or homes no longer exist.
"You have a cascading pattern of economic consequences," says Dr. Krimgold."We tend to underestimate the cost of these events, and we tend to underinvest in their mitigation."
He's not sure if the Katrina experience will change that, but it is surely bringing home the potential magnitude of these indirect impacts.
New Orleans didn't face the full fury of the storm, yet the city is for now virtually uninhabitable.Flooding has affected everything from electricity to potable water supplies.
"They built those levees for an 18-foot storm surge," Krimgold says.
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