As rescuers in Haiti struggled to locate victims of a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the island at 4:53 p.m. on Jan 12, the U.S. government and construction industry mobilized to assist. Photo: AP Photo/Jorge Cruz Hillside homes affected by quake in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, Jan. 13 Photo: AP Photo/Jorge Cruz A man gestures behind a person trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince Wednesday. Related Links: BLOG: Can you help in Haiti? Let us know U.S. engineers familiar with the Caribbean also speculated that impoverished Haiti and its structures may have existed in a seismic
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.