Since July 29, Beijing has been hit by the heaviest rainfall in the past 140 years in the wake of Typhoon Doksuri. Mentougou District suffered from continuous torrential rainfall rarely seen before and became one of the worst-hit areas in the capital. In response to the disaster, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA) quickly organized an expert team to effectively support the post-disaster restoration and reconstruction. The work team of 47 members, formed within only 3 hours, consisted of experts in academic fields including structural engineering, disaster prevention and mitigation engineering, bridge and tunnel engineering, geotechnical engineering, traffic and transportation engineering, and building materials.
From August 9 to 10, LI Junqi, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Committee and Vice President of BUCEA, led the first team of 33 members to survey 17 villages (communities), in order to promptly help locals with the safety evaluation of disaster-stricken houses and buildings. LI stressed that BUCEA would spare no efforts to support the post-disaster restoration and reconstruction in Mentougou District.